I want to like Up In The Air more than I do. Good movie? You bet. Great movie, or best movie of the year? Not by a long shot. The film is well-crafted, clever, and topical, but it is riddled with conflicts. That’s not always a problem, but here I’m more concerned about all of the people losing their jobs than about the man (firing them) who has lost his soul. I liked the movie while I was watching it but wanted a little something more when the credits rolled. Director Jason Reitman is talented to be sure, but my favorite of his films to date remains Thank You For Smoking.
UP IN THE AIR