TATM Classics #152: Up & Up In The Air

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UP ***** (2009)

Not going to say a lot because this is another movie where I have to ask, what is there to be said that hasn’t been said? It’s such a beautiful movie and it ties with Wall-E as my favorite Pixar movie. Up really is an Up-lifting story.

UP IN THE AIR **** (2009)

We get it, George Clooney is one of our great actors. As much as I like him in this movie, the real stars are the director and co-writer Jason Reitman, who will surely become one of our great directors and Anna Kendrick from the Twilight movies, she steals the film and is really great as Clooney’s co-star in this movie. But that doesn’t mean she’s the only great actress in the film. Vera Farmiga as Clooney’s squeeze, Danny McBride, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, & Zack Galifianakis also deliver great performances for the time they’re in. Up In The Air, while it’s not one of George Clooney’s strongest films, is still one of the year’s best.

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