2010-03-26

Up in the Air

Having spent two years traveling on business around Europe and to the US, spending every other week in hotels, I was blown away with the authenticity of this film. I sensed a sort of a warm and fuzzy feeling come over me as I watched Clooney perform, and his character Bingham pack, unpack, work his way through airports, security checkpoints, car rentals, hotels.

But what I really liked about the film was that it remained true to itself and its characters till the very end. There was no happy ending in the Hollywood sense of the word. Bingham reaps the fruits of years of avoiding any sort of commitment, although he now may realize that his life was lacking. Or not.