The latest film by Juno director Jason Reitman, Up in the Air, has been creating buzz as serious competitor for an Oscar, (although at the moment The Hurt Locker seems to be the other film which is Oscar worthy). The movie is about a Ryan Bingham, George Clooney, a man who travels around helping corporations with downsizing. While on a job, he meets another seasoned traveler, Alex (Vera Farmiga) in a hotel bar.
In the clip, Clooney’s characters meets Farmiga’s for the first time. They bond over being road warriors, comparing each others credit cards and the mileage plans. Of course there is a little friendly banter, flirting, and George Clooney being his normal charming self.
Check out the first clip from Up in the Air...
Charming, but I want more… The film has been described as having Thank You for Smoking‘s satire, Juno‘s comedy, and then a little bit of Reitman’s own personal touches, which is a LOT to live up to.
Hopefully it will live up to expectations and be more than just buzz!
What do you think?