Up in the Air: first showing

16 Dec 2009 by BusinessTraveller

The new George Clooney movie, Up in the Air, opens in the UK mid-January. Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a seasoned business traveller who flies across America as a “corporate downsizing expert”, firing employees on behalf of other companies. 

Bingham is on the verge of reaching the holy grail of ten million miles with a certain US airline, when he meets fellow “air warrior” Alex (Vera Farmiga), and everything changes.

The film has already won awards in the US, and this week topped the Golden Globes nominations with six nods, including best drama, best actor for Clooney, best screenplay, two nominations for best supporting actress, and best director for Jason Reitman (of Juno and Thank You For Smoking fame).

Three members of the editorial staff here at Business Traveller were invited along to previews this week, two female, and one male. All had very different opinions about the film, ranging from loving it, to hating it. Click here to read what they had to say…

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