[23] The film includes 80 different sets at 50 locations throughout the St. Louis area, including St. Louis Lambert International Airport Concourse C and Concourse D[36][37] (which played the part of several airports across America), the Mansion House apartments in downtown St. Louis,[24] Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Hilton St. Louis Airport, DHR International building (8000 Maryland Ave.),[38] the Cheshire Inn, the GenAmerica building (700 Market), Renaissance Grand Hotel, Maplewood United Methodist Church, and Affton High School. "[139] J. Hoberman of The Village Voice wrote, "Like Juno, Up in the Air conjures a troubling reality and then wishes it away. Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Danny McBride, J.K. Simmons Screenwriters: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner [73] On November 6, The New York Times film critic Janet Maslin interviewed Reitman and Kirn at the Jacob Burns Film Center following a screening of the film.

[17][18], The film features heavy product placement, with American Airlines,[45] Chrysler, Hertz, Travelpro, and Hilton Hotels[45] all featured prominently. On Ryan's flight home, the crew announces that he has just crossed the ten million mile mark. I was very lucky he said yes. "[136] The New York Times' Manohla Dargis especially appreciated the film's strong female roles, noting that "the ferocious Ms. Kendrick, her ponytail swinging like an ax, grabs every scene she's in," but wrote that the film "is an assertively, and unapologetically, tidy package, from its use of romance to instill some drama ... and the mope rock tunes that Mr. Reitman needlessly overuses. On a video termination test run, Ryan's earlier concerns prove valid; when one laid-off person breaks down on camera, Natalie is unable to properly console him. I seem to cling to an OCDish need to read the book that the movie is based upon before I will allow myself to see it.

Before the movie plunges into deeper waters, it seduces us with some of the most darkly hilarious moments to grace the screen in years. Available for everyone, funded by readers.

not decided about something; not developed; not finalized; Example sentences. Ryan has strong feelings for Alex and impulsively flies to Chicago. Bingham is trying to get to one million frequent flyer miles, a number only reached by nine other people in the same mileage club (from the fictional airline Great West).

Plot summary Ryan Bingham is a 35-year-old career transition counselor for a Denver -based management consulting company, Integrated Strategic Management (ISM). [154] Up in the Air won Best Film from eleven awards ceremonies, including the Florida Film Critics Circle, Iowa Film Critics, Southeastern Film Critics, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

TELLURIDE, Colo. — Cynicism and sentiment have melded magically in movies by some of the best American directors, from Preston Sturges and Billy Wilder to Alexander Payne.

"The song is about uncertainty, disconnection and loneliness, while alluding to career transition," Renick explained. Sometimes I stayed a beat longer on a take to get that little sparkle in their eyes ... You can see a lot of playfulness in the quick cuts back and forth when they are teasing each other, but then there are also certain moments that Vera would give a little raise of an eyebrow, or George would give the same thing. EMAIL ME. Ryan also learns that some of the choices he's made have not always been the correct one. It was adapted into the 2009 feature film of the same name starring George Clooney. Back in Omaha, Ryan transfers flyer miles to Julie and Jim so they can have a honeymoon.

[70][116], On November 14, 2009, Paramount flew 50 members of the press to New York with Anna Kendrick, Sad Brad Smith and representatives of American Airlines to promote Up in the Air. Ryan Bingham flies around the country firing people. It proves to be a life lesson for Natalie after one of her counseling sessions goes wrong. Reitman found a tape deck, listened, liked the song and placed the original introduction and song from the cassette midway through the credits. [92], The first clip of the film debuted on Apple Inc. website on September 8, 2009. Sales of the book were revived following Jason Reitman's film adaptation. Ryan's life may change when the company hires Natalie Keener, a young overachieving woman who recommends that the company change the nature of the work by conducting the "firings" via remote computer access. As they travel together, Natalie challenges Ryan's philosophies on life, particularly regarding relationships and love, but Ryan defends his lifestyle. Turner can be seen in the film sitting beside Ryan at the initial meeting in Omaha. Like Ryan, Alex, who he met in an airport hotel bar, is constantly travelling for work, and is as equally turned on the by the concepts of "elite status" or "preferred member" as Ryan is. He takes a lot of pills and spends time with women in Las Vegas. [110], Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick hosted a screening of Up in the Air at the Paris Theatre, New York City, New York on Thursday November 5, 2009. [9], Reitman also later stated that "the movie is about the examination of a philosophy. Costume designer: Danny Glicker The opening credit sequence shows a weirdly mesmeric montage of overhead shots of the cities below as if from Google Earth, or from the undercarriage of a plane. [73][104][105] Reitman showed Up in the Air at ShowEast in Orlando, Florida on October 26 and October 27, 2009, and asked for the movie theater owners and managers to support the picture as fervently as they did his film Juno two years earlier. There's nothing too profound here, and yet it works well as a smart, light cosmopolitan comedy: it's a snack, rather than a meal, but expertly made. [83][84] Reitman had fueled speculation that he would give a sneak preview at that festival. [4], Up in the Air received critical acclaim, with Clooney's and Kendrick's performances receiving widespread praise, as well as the screenplay and editing. [113] On November 6, 2009 The New York Times critic Janet Maslin interviewed Reitman and Kirn during a Q&A session held at the Jacob Burns Film Center after a screening of Up in the Air. In another sense, it's about a man who meets a woman who's so similar to him that even though they both believe in the idea of living solo, they begin to fall in love. Bingham fears that someone may be furtively cashing in his precious miles, which would be tantamount to stealing his soul. The Aspen Film Festival ran from September 30, 2009 through October 4, 2009. The film was shown on the aircraft's video monitors during the flight from New York to Los Angeles. "In the air" has been used with a similar meaning since the mid 1700s, and this exact phrase has been in use since the first half of 1900s. If it were, it would be hard to laugh in these last days of 2009. Subscribe to our new updates in your email. That redemption never quite arrives for Clooney's Ryan Bingham, which is one of the things that makes Air so bracing.

Anna Kendrick was present at the showing. Several scenes were filmed in Detroit, Omaha, Las Vegas and Miami.

Before returning home, Ryan, taking Alex along, heads to Wisconsin for his sister Julie's wedding. [66][99][100][101] The 2009 Hamptons International Film Festival showed Up in the Air on October 10, 2009 during its run at Long Island, New York's east end from October 8 to October 12, 2009.

She later phones him, saying that her family is her real life; he is merely an escape. He took photos of everyone who interviewed him and recorded videos in every city he visited.

[91] Reitman originally did not plan to debut the film at TIFF, since it was not scheduled to be ready for another three months. Sitemap |

Kendrick and Farmiga give nice ­performances as two of the women in his life: the quasi-daughter and quasi-wife. Producers: Jeffrey Clifford, Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman He truly does believe what he espouses as he lives out of his carry-on suitcase (his apartment in Omaha is really in name only), he is not close to his siblings (although he does do a favor for his sister while on his travels), nor does he have or want a significant person in his life. When Jim, the groom, gets cold feet just before the ceremony, Ryan's older sister, Kara, asks Ryan to talk to Jim. [87][88] The press showing was on Friday September 11, 2009. Ryan is also trying to protect his way of life, which now includes meeting up with a woman named Alex Goran whenever their flight schedules mesh. 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-traveller woman of his dreams. "[21][22], Approximately 4,600 people applied to be extras in the film during the open call on January 24, 2009 and January 25, 2009, at Crestwood Court in St. Louis, Missouri. Ryan Bingham's job is to fire people from theirs.

His work constantly takes him around the country, conducting company layoffs on behalf of employers. [128] The film also tied for third place in the Toronto International Film Festival Indiewire poll. "Up" is a wonderful film, with characters who are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. | Cookie Settings.

Before Jason Reitman's film plunges into deeper waters, it seduces us with some of the most darkly hilarious moments to grace the screen in years.

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-traveller woman of his dreams. Meaning. Executive producers: Ted Griffin, Michael Beugg, Joe Medjuck, Tom Pollock Reitman was amazed by how many people of different age, race, and gender were willing to speak frankly about what happened and what a cathartic experience it had been. They're cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki. That passenger stated that he used to have an apartment in Atlanta but never used it. | [26] The film crew received a startling 100 responses, including 60 people filmed (30 in Detroit and 30 in St.

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[23] The film includes 80 different sets at 50 locations throughout the St. Louis area, including St. Louis Lambert International Airport Concourse C and Concourse D[36][37] (which played the part of several airports across America), the Mansion House apartments in downtown St. Louis,[24] Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Hilton St. Louis Airport, DHR International building (8000 Maryland Ave.),[38] the Cheshire Inn, the GenAmerica building (700 Market), Renaissance Grand Hotel, Maplewood United Methodist Church, and Affton High School. "[139] J. Hoberman of The Village Voice wrote, "Like Juno, Up in the Air conjures a troubling reality and then wishes it away. Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Danny McBride, J.K. Simmons Screenwriters: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner [73] On November 6, The New York Times film critic Janet Maslin interviewed Reitman and Kirn at the Jacob Burns Film Center following a screening of the film.

[17][18], The film features heavy product placement, with American Airlines,[45] Chrysler, Hertz, Travelpro, and Hilton Hotels[45] all featured prominently. On Ryan's flight home, the crew announces that he has just crossed the ten million mile mark. I was very lucky he said yes. "[136] The New York Times' Manohla Dargis especially appreciated the film's strong female roles, noting that "the ferocious Ms. Kendrick, her ponytail swinging like an ax, grabs every scene she's in," but wrote that the film "is an assertively, and unapologetically, tidy package, from its use of romance to instill some drama ... and the mope rock tunes that Mr. Reitman needlessly overuses. On a video termination test run, Ryan's earlier concerns prove valid; when one laid-off person breaks down on camera, Natalie is unable to properly console him. I seem to cling to an OCDish need to read the book that the movie is based upon before I will allow myself to see it.

Before the movie plunges into deeper waters, it seduces us with some of the most darkly hilarious moments to grace the screen in years. Available for everyone, funded by readers.

not decided about something; not developed; not finalized; Example sentences. Ryan has strong feelings for Alex and impulsively flies to Chicago. Bingham is trying to get to one million frequent flyer miles, a number only reached by nine other people in the same mileage club (from the fictional airline Great West).

Plot summary Ryan Bingham is a 35-year-old career transition counselor for a Denver -based management consulting company, Integrated Strategic Management (ISM). [154] Up in the Air won Best Film from eleven awards ceremonies, including the Florida Film Critics Circle, Iowa Film Critics, Southeastern Film Critics, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

TELLURIDE, Colo. — Cynicism and sentiment have melded magically in movies by some of the best American directors, from Preston Sturges and Billy Wilder to Alexander Payne.

"The song is about uncertainty, disconnection and loneliness, while alluding to career transition," Renick explained. Sometimes I stayed a beat longer on a take to get that little sparkle in their eyes ... You can see a lot of playfulness in the quick cuts back and forth when they are teasing each other, but then there are also certain moments that Vera would give a little raise of an eyebrow, or George would give the same thing. EMAIL ME. Ryan also learns that some of the choices he's made have not always been the correct one. It was adapted into the 2009 feature film of the same name starring George Clooney. Back in Omaha, Ryan transfers flyer miles to Julie and Jim so they can have a honeymoon.

[70][116], On November 14, 2009, Paramount flew 50 members of the press to New York with Anna Kendrick, Sad Brad Smith and representatives of American Airlines to promote Up in the Air. Ryan Bingham flies around the country firing people. It proves to be a life lesson for Natalie after one of her counseling sessions goes wrong. Reitman found a tape deck, listened, liked the song and placed the original introduction and song from the cassette midway through the credits. [92], The first clip of the film debuted on Apple Inc. website on September 8, 2009. Sales of the book were revived following Jason Reitman's film adaptation. Ryan's life may change when the company hires Natalie Keener, a young overachieving woman who recommends that the company change the nature of the work by conducting the "firings" via remote computer access. As they travel together, Natalie challenges Ryan's philosophies on life, particularly regarding relationships and love, but Ryan defends his lifestyle. Turner can be seen in the film sitting beside Ryan at the initial meeting in Omaha. Like Ryan, Alex, who he met in an airport hotel bar, is constantly travelling for work, and is as equally turned on the by the concepts of "elite status" or "preferred member" as Ryan is. He takes a lot of pills and spends time with women in Las Vegas. [110], Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick hosted a screening of Up in the Air at the Paris Theatre, New York City, New York on Thursday November 5, 2009. [9], Reitman also later stated that "the movie is about the examination of a philosophy. Costume designer: Danny Glicker The opening credit sequence shows a weirdly mesmeric montage of overhead shots of the cities below as if from Google Earth, or from the undercarriage of a plane. [73][104][105] Reitman showed Up in the Air at ShowEast in Orlando, Florida on October 26 and October 27, 2009, and asked for the movie theater owners and managers to support the picture as fervently as they did his film Juno two years earlier. There's nothing too profound here, and yet it works well as a smart, light cosmopolitan comedy: it's a snack, rather than a meal, but expertly made. [83][84] Reitman had fueled speculation that he would give a sneak preview at that festival. [4], Up in the Air received critical acclaim, with Clooney's and Kendrick's performances receiving widespread praise, as well as the screenplay and editing. [113] On November 6, 2009 The New York Times critic Janet Maslin interviewed Reitman and Kirn during a Q&A session held at the Jacob Burns Film Center after a screening of Up in the Air. In another sense, it's about a man who meets a woman who's so similar to him that even though they both believe in the idea of living solo, they begin to fall in love. Bingham fears that someone may be furtively cashing in his precious miles, which would be tantamount to stealing his soul. The Aspen Film Festival ran from September 30, 2009 through October 4, 2009. The film was shown on the aircraft's video monitors during the flight from New York to Los Angeles. "In the air" has been used with a similar meaning since the mid 1700s, and this exact phrase has been in use since the first half of 1900s. If it were, it would be hard to laugh in these last days of 2009. Subscribe to our new updates in your email. That redemption never quite arrives for Clooney's Ryan Bingham, which is one of the things that makes Air so bracing.

Anna Kendrick was present at the showing. Several scenes were filmed in Detroit, Omaha, Las Vegas and Miami.

Before returning home, Ryan, taking Alex along, heads to Wisconsin for his sister Julie's wedding. [66][99][100][101] The 2009 Hamptons International Film Festival showed Up in the Air on October 10, 2009 during its run at Long Island, New York's east end from October 8 to October 12, 2009.

She later phones him, saying that her family is her real life; he is merely an escape. He took photos of everyone who interviewed him and recorded videos in every city he visited.

[91] Reitman originally did not plan to debut the film at TIFF, since it was not scheduled to be ready for another three months. Sitemap |

Kendrick and Farmiga give nice ­performances as two of the women in his life: the quasi-daughter and quasi-wife. Producers: Jeffrey Clifford, Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman He truly does believe what he espouses as he lives out of his carry-on suitcase (his apartment in Omaha is really in name only), he is not close to his siblings (although he does do a favor for his sister while on his travels), nor does he have or want a significant person in his life. When Jim, the groom, gets cold feet just before the ceremony, Ryan's older sister, Kara, asks Ryan to talk to Jim. [87][88] The press showing was on Friday September 11, 2009. Ryan is also trying to protect his way of life, which now includes meeting up with a woman named Alex Goran whenever their flight schedules mesh. 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-traveller woman of his dreams. "[21][22], Approximately 4,600 people applied to be extras in the film during the open call on January 24, 2009 and January 25, 2009, at Crestwood Court in St. Louis, Missouri. Ryan Bingham's job is to fire people from theirs.

His work constantly takes him around the country, conducting company layoffs on behalf of employers. [128] The film also tied for third place in the Toronto International Film Festival Indiewire poll. "Up" is a wonderful film, with characters who are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. | Cookie Settings.

Before Jason Reitman's film plunges into deeper waters, it seduces us with some of the most darkly hilarious moments to grace the screen in years.

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-traveller woman of his dreams. Meaning. Executive producers: Ted Griffin, Michael Beugg, Joe Medjuck, Tom Pollock Reitman was amazed by how many people of different age, race, and gender were willing to speak frankly about what happened and what a cathartic experience it had been. They're cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki. That passenger stated that he used to have an apartment in Atlanta but never used it. | [26] The film crew received a startling 100 responses, including 60 people filmed (30 in Detroit and 30 in St.

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[23] The film includes 80 different sets at 50 locations throughout the St. Louis area, including St. Louis Lambert International Airport Concourse C and Concourse D[36][37] (which played the part of several airports across America), the Mansion House apartments in downtown St. Louis,[24] Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Hilton St. Louis Airport, DHR International building (8000 Maryland Ave.),[38] the Cheshire Inn, the GenAmerica building (700 Market), Renaissance Grand Hotel, Maplewood United Methodist Church, and Affton High School. "[139] J. Hoberman of The Village Voice wrote, "Like Juno, Up in the Air conjures a troubling reality and then wishes it away. Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Danny McBride, J.K. Simmons Screenwriters: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner [73] On November 6, The New York Times film critic Janet Maslin interviewed Reitman and Kirn at the Jacob Burns Film Center following a screening of the film.

[17][18], The film features heavy product placement, with American Airlines,[45] Chrysler, Hertz, Travelpro, and Hilton Hotels[45] all featured prominently. On Ryan's flight home, the crew announces that he has just crossed the ten million mile mark. I was very lucky he said yes. "[136] The New York Times' Manohla Dargis especially appreciated the film's strong female roles, noting that "the ferocious Ms. Kendrick, her ponytail swinging like an ax, grabs every scene she's in," but wrote that the film "is an assertively, and unapologetically, tidy package, from its use of romance to instill some drama ... and the mope rock tunes that Mr. Reitman needlessly overuses. On a video termination test run, Ryan's earlier concerns prove valid; when one laid-off person breaks down on camera, Natalie is unable to properly console him. I seem to cling to an OCDish need to read the book that the movie is based upon before I will allow myself to see it.

Before the movie plunges into deeper waters, it seduces us with some of the most darkly hilarious moments to grace the screen in years. Available for everyone, funded by readers.

not decided about something; not developed; not finalized; Example sentences. Ryan has strong feelings for Alex and impulsively flies to Chicago. Bingham is trying to get to one million frequent flyer miles, a number only reached by nine other people in the same mileage club (from the fictional airline Great West).

Plot summary Ryan Bingham is a 35-year-old career transition counselor for a Denver -based management consulting company, Integrated Strategic Management (ISM). [154] Up in the Air won Best Film from eleven awards ceremonies, including the Florida Film Critics Circle, Iowa Film Critics, Southeastern Film Critics, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

TELLURIDE, Colo. — Cynicism and sentiment have melded magically in movies by some of the best American directors, from Preston Sturges and Billy Wilder to Alexander Payne.

"The song is about uncertainty, disconnection and loneliness, while alluding to career transition," Renick explained. Sometimes I stayed a beat longer on a take to get that little sparkle in their eyes ... You can see a lot of playfulness in the quick cuts back and forth when they are teasing each other, but then there are also certain moments that Vera would give a little raise of an eyebrow, or George would give the same thing. EMAIL ME. Ryan also learns that some of the choices he's made have not always been the correct one. It was adapted into the 2009 feature film of the same name starring George Clooney. Back in Omaha, Ryan transfers flyer miles to Julie and Jim so they can have a honeymoon.

[70][116], On November 14, 2009, Paramount flew 50 members of the press to New York with Anna Kendrick, Sad Brad Smith and representatives of American Airlines to promote Up in the Air. Ryan Bingham flies around the country firing people. It proves to be a life lesson for Natalie after one of her counseling sessions goes wrong. Reitman found a tape deck, listened, liked the song and placed the original introduction and song from the cassette midway through the credits. [92], The first clip of the film debuted on Apple Inc. website on September 8, 2009. Sales of the book were revived following Jason Reitman's film adaptation. Ryan's life may change when the company hires Natalie Keener, a young overachieving woman who recommends that the company change the nature of the work by conducting the "firings" via remote computer access. As they travel together, Natalie challenges Ryan's philosophies on life, particularly regarding relationships and love, but Ryan defends his lifestyle. Turner can be seen in the film sitting beside Ryan at the initial meeting in Omaha. Like Ryan, Alex, who he met in an airport hotel bar, is constantly travelling for work, and is as equally turned on the by the concepts of "elite status" or "preferred member" as Ryan is. He takes a lot of pills and spends time with women in Las Vegas. [110], Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick hosted a screening of Up in the Air at the Paris Theatre, New York City, New York on Thursday November 5, 2009. [9], Reitman also later stated that "the movie is about the examination of a philosophy. Costume designer: Danny Glicker The opening credit sequence shows a weirdly mesmeric montage of overhead shots of the cities below as if from Google Earth, or from the undercarriage of a plane. [73][104][105] Reitman showed Up in the Air at ShowEast in Orlando, Florida on October 26 and October 27, 2009, and asked for the movie theater owners and managers to support the picture as fervently as they did his film Juno two years earlier. There's nothing too profound here, and yet it works well as a smart, light cosmopolitan comedy: it's a snack, rather than a meal, but expertly made. [83][84] Reitman had fueled speculation that he would give a sneak preview at that festival. [4], Up in the Air received critical acclaim, with Clooney's and Kendrick's performances receiving widespread praise, as well as the screenplay and editing. [113] On November 6, 2009 The New York Times critic Janet Maslin interviewed Reitman and Kirn during a Q&A session held at the Jacob Burns Film Center after a screening of Up in the Air. In another sense, it's about a man who meets a woman who's so similar to him that even though they both believe in the idea of living solo, they begin to fall in love. Bingham fears that someone may be furtively cashing in his precious miles, which would be tantamount to stealing his soul. The Aspen Film Festival ran from September 30, 2009 through October 4, 2009. The film was shown on the aircraft's video monitors during the flight from New York to Los Angeles. "In the air" has been used with a similar meaning since the mid 1700s, and this exact phrase has been in use since the first half of 1900s. If it were, it would be hard to laugh in these last days of 2009. Subscribe to our new updates in your email. That redemption never quite arrives for Clooney's Ryan Bingham, which is one of the things that makes Air so bracing.

Anna Kendrick was present at the showing. Several scenes were filmed in Detroit, Omaha, Las Vegas and Miami.

Before returning home, Ryan, taking Alex along, heads to Wisconsin for his sister Julie's wedding. [66][99][100][101] The 2009 Hamptons International Film Festival showed Up in the Air on October 10, 2009 during its run at Long Island, New York's east end from October 8 to October 12, 2009.

She later phones him, saying that her family is her real life; he is merely an escape. He took photos of everyone who interviewed him and recorded videos in every city he visited.

[91] Reitman originally did not plan to debut the film at TIFF, since it was not scheduled to be ready for another three months. Sitemap |

Kendrick and Farmiga give nice ­performances as two of the women in his life: the quasi-daughter and quasi-wife. Producers: Jeffrey Clifford, Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman He truly does believe what he espouses as he lives out of his carry-on suitcase (his apartment in Omaha is really in name only), he is not close to his siblings (although he does do a favor for his sister while on his travels), nor does he have or want a significant person in his life. When Jim, the groom, gets cold feet just before the ceremony, Ryan's older sister, Kara, asks Ryan to talk to Jim. [87][88] The press showing was on Friday September 11, 2009. Ryan is also trying to protect his way of life, which now includes meeting up with a woman named Alex Goran whenever their flight schedules mesh. 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-traveller woman of his dreams. "[21][22], Approximately 4,600 people applied to be extras in the film during the open call on January 24, 2009 and January 25, 2009, at Crestwood Court in St. Louis, Missouri. Ryan Bingham's job is to fire people from theirs.

His work constantly takes him around the country, conducting company layoffs on behalf of employers. [128] The film also tied for third place in the Toronto International Film Festival Indiewire poll. "Up" is a wonderful film, with characters who are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. | Cookie Settings.

Before Jason Reitman's film plunges into deeper waters, it seduces us with some of the most darkly hilarious moments to grace the screen in years.

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-traveller woman of his dreams. Meaning. Executive producers: Ted Griffin, Michael Beugg, Joe Medjuck, Tom Pollock Reitman was amazed by how many people of different age, race, and gender were willing to speak frankly about what happened and what a cathartic experience it had been. They're cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki. That passenger stated that he used to have an apartment in Atlanta but never used it. | [26] The film crew received a startling 100 responses, including 60 people filmed (30 in Detroit and 30 in St.

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