Thursday, March 4, 2010

Up in the Air

"Up in the Air" director Jason Reitman is interviewed about his film. This was a very good film. It should appeal to a broad cross-section of viewers and anyone who has ever been a road warrior or been laid off will especially be attuned to it. I heard Reitman interviewed on the radio a while back and something he mentioned which he doesn't mention in this interview is that with the exception of one or two actors in firing scenes he used real people who had been laid off. His reasoning was that he could never script it as well as the real emotions that he evoked from the stories these everyday people told him and acted out.

They really are some powerful scenes, but the movie is much more than people being fired. It provides multiple intricacies, focuses and messages throughout as well as some really good acting from all the principles. It is no wonder Clooney was nominated, but this movie was worth its weight without him. He just made it that much better.

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