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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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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

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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,181,450 (USA) (4 December 2009)

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$83,813,460 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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Trivia

The 35mm print was sent to theaters code titled "Sydney". See more »

Goofs

When Ryan is giving his second "What's in Your Backpack" talk, he is said to be in Miami, but the podium identifies a hotel in Wichita. (Not Kansas City as previously stated.) See more »

Quotes

Irate IT: [shouting] I am the one thing that's preventing this place from being totally fucked in the ass!
Ryan Bingham: [to Natalie] Sometimes they just need to vent.
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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.95 (2012) See more »

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Thank You Lord
(1973)
Written & Performed by Roy Buchanan
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An engaging drama
16 January 2010 | by (Earth) – 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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