Friday, 20 August 2010

Up, Up and Air-Way!

Not my standard fare. This looked to be a romantic comedy, although it was a very lightweight one. Romantic comedic drama? Whatever you classify it as, I can't say I'm surprised that this got six Oscar nominations.

The two aspects to this movie is the job: Ryan fires people, and the place: Ryan flies all over the country. The two aren't really connected, in that it could be any job that causes someone to fly about, but since the main point of the movie is the connections people make, firing people is an apt choice in that that is about breaking connections.

The "romantic" aspect is that Ryan does try to make a connection, and the comedy (which is light, not pratfall or anything broad) is how well that works. As well as Natalie, who's comedy lies in her failure to understand the whole connection business as well.

George Clooney, as Ryan, is, simply, amazing. His performance alone makes this movie great. Fine, his face is set in near permanent smirk, but he carries it off so well that I was just blown away. While the other actors were good, he was the next level beyond. Who was he up against that he didn't win?

If you missed this movie, and thought that in any way it might even potentially be a movie you might want to check out, do so. And if you don't think so, then definitely do. Fantastic movie...



Foo said...

I've been meaning to watch this movie for quite some time. I think I will definitely check it out based on your recommendation.

Another Clooney film that enjoyed recently was Michael Clayton. A slow paced thriller that gradually builds.

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