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UP IN THE AIR
USA: Paramount Pictures
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Melanie Lynskey, Amy Morton, Sam Elliott, J K Simmons, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Lowell
Director: Jason Reitman
USA & UK: 109 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 4 December 2009
UK Release Date: 15 January 2010
"Fasten Your Seat Belt First, Before Helping Others."
From Jason Reitman, the Oscar®-nominated director of JUNO, comes UP IN THE AIR, the timely odyssey of Ryan Bingham (Oscar® winner George Clooney), a corporate downsizer and consummate modern business traveler who, after years of staying happily airborne, suddenly finds himself ready to make a real connection.
Ryan has long been contented with his unencumbered lifestyle lived out across America in airports, hotels and rental cars. He can carry all he needs in one wheel-away case; he's a pampered, elite member of every travel loyalty program in existence; and he's close to attaining his lifetime goal of 10 million frequent flier miles - and yet . . . Ryan has nothing real to hold onto.
When he falls for a fellow traveler (Vera Farmiga), Ryan's boss (Jason Bateman), inspired by a young, upstart efficiency expert (Anna Kendrick), threatens to permanently call him in from the road. Faced with the prospect, at once terrifying and exhilarating, of being grounded, Ryan begins to contemplate what it might actually mean to have a home.
The film is directed by Jason Reitman and based upon the novel by Walter Kirn. The screenplay is by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner.