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Jason Reitman United States, 2009

dionysus67's rating of the film Up in the Air

As long as film form is pure mainstream Hollywood, it is unlikely to succeed in radicalizing the seemingly radical messages it wants to convey. Here, a Clooney-centred production strikes the right tragicomic chord (in the scenes of the bad news announcements to expendable employees) but, overall, neither the film's poltical edge nor the conservative deconstruction of these businesspeople's adventurous miles convince.