Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Will This Movie Win an Oscar is Up In The Air

Well it's the holiday season officially. What does that mean? Oscar bait. Now that there are going to be 10 films in the running for best picture (that's too many in my opinion). Up in the Air is already getting overpraised.

But it is good. Based on another novel I have never read (but you know it will be sold with a new cover at Borders to reel in new readers, which is good). It is the story of a "road warrior". He spends 90 percent of his life travelling. You know he's got it down to a science. Two things happen in the course of this movie. He has to show a green employee the ropes and finds a fellow traveler in a airport hotel bar.

Now, although it has been garnering awards already it is not without it's flaws. I can't think of any in particular. I know that people expecting one thing from this movie will get another. It does not end where you expected it to. But that is only a good thing in my opinion.

I hesitate to tell you what a good movie this is because you're going to have plenty of commercials telling you just how great it is on TV. But it really is a good movie. If you liked "Thank You For Smoking" or "Juno" (another one that was praised to the point of backlash) then you'll like this movie.

Did you enjoy it?
Yes, very much.

Would you see it in theaters again?
Yes. Maybe take a date that doesn't have a blond beard this time.

Would you rent it?

Would you buy it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?
For sure.


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