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Up in the Air (2009)

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Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire.

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 158 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Tammy
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Storyline

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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23 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor sin escalas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,181,450, 6 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,823,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$166,842,739
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Bob (J.K. Simmons) shows Ryan a photo of his two children, it is a photo of Simmons' real children. See more »

Goofs

When pictures of Ryan's sister and her fiancé's cardboard cutout are taken at sites of interest, you can see the hand of the person holding the photo. When the pictures are displayed, even Ryan's, the hand of the person holding the cardboard cutout has disappeared. However, the photos were taken using a digital camera. The clone tool and other techniques could have been used to "photoshop" the hand out. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Bingham: [sitting across from each other on an airplane] What are you working so furiously?
Natalie Keener: [while typing on her lab top computer] I'm building a work flow of firing techniques its questions and responses, actions and reactions it's a script taking you through the steps of firing someone
Ryan Bingham: Whose it for?
Natalie Keener: Theoretically you can put it in the hands of anybody and they can start downsizing immediately all you have to do is follow the steps
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Crazy Credits

Over the end credits, the camera glides over the clouds. Much like the view from a plane. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Clue Boom-Boom Pow (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

O.P.P.
(1991)
Written by Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss),
DJ Kay Gee (as Kier Gist), Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.), Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren), and Deke Richards
Performed by Naughty By Nature
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "ABC" (1970)
Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.), Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell),
Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren), and Deke Richards
Performed by Jackson 5
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An engaging drama
16 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a man who fires people for a living. His world becomes upside down when his job is radically changed by a newly recruited young fresh graduate.

"Up in the Air" is a well made film. The plot focuses on character development and emotional changes of the characters. It is not easy to make characters interesting and memorable, but "Up in the Air" does just that. Both the characters of George Clooney and Anna Kendrick have strongly divergent attitudes and personalities, but they have great chemistry and change each other slowly but surely. How they radically shake each others core belief is engagingly told. I enjoyed watching "Up in the Air" a lot, as it tells an engaging story of self discovery.


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