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.


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