Jason Reitman, director of Thank You for Smoking and Juno, is batting 1000. If early reviews for his next (Up In The Air) hold true, that’s not about to change.
Set in the world of airports and the corporate jet-setters who call them home, Up in the Air explores the life of a corporate hack-man (played by the uncannily charming George Clooney)– a guy who embodies the position based on his complete lack of roots to anything but himself and the fast-paced, disconnected world he thrives in. If all that sounds artsy-fartsy and hoighty-toity, you may be right. Still, Reitman’s shown he can execute movies like this with both heart and emotion and isn’t that what we go to the movies for in the first place? Well, that and explosions and violence without consequence.
Up In The Air comes to town on Christmas day (January 15, 2010 for you, Susan), when you can watch it and be one of the first to hop on its love train. That way, when the Academy Awards roll into town and Up In The Air nails a nomination, you can say you were on the bandwagon first.
Up in the Air also stars Twilight‘s scene stealing Bella-pal Anna Kendrick as Clooney’s buttoned up, emotionally roiled apprentice, with some fantastic cameos by the likes of J.K Simmons, Zach Galifianakis, Danny McBride and Jason Bateman.
I think Up In The Air looks fantastic. Agree with me, won’t you?