Friday, September 11, 2009

Jeffrey Wells really likes "Up in the Air"


Left Coast blogger Jeffrey Wells has gone all gah-gah over Jason Reitman's film Up in the Air, calling it "the most eloquent, affecting and altogether best film of 2009...so far. Yes, better than my beloved The Hurt Locker."

"This is one of the calmest and most unforced this-is-who-we-are, what-we-need and what-we're-all-afraid-of-in-the-workplace movies about adults that I've ever seen," Wells wrote today.

If you're not familiar with the film, it stars George Clooney as a business executive who absolutely loves his job: Flying around the country firing people whose bosses are too meek to do the dirty deed themselves. The story involves his relationship with two women, one (Vera Farmiga) who is a female duplicate of Clooney and another (Anna Kendrick) who thinks Clooney can be replaced by video teleconferencing.

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