Monday, January 4, 2010

A Movie Review: "Up In the Air"

- Fantastic movie with thoroughly well-developed characters, very smart/quick/witty dialogue, and a very strong mix of comedy and drama.

- Sensational acting performances from the three main characters: George Clooney, Vera Farmigna (the chick from The Departed) who is a very underrated actress, and umm lets just say looks pretty damn nice dressed down, although they could and should have shown more, AND one of the chicks from "Twilight", the hot friend, not the main character who is unattractive imo.

- Loved the minor roles from the guy who plays Kenny Powers (Ahron you gotta help me with the actor's name, I know that's your show), and the chick who plays Rose in "Two and a Half Men". The speech listing all the reasons not to get married is the single guys' manifesto.

- Without spoiling it, its a movie about relationships and the connections that we form, with characters debating their significance, as well as the debate over the issue of marriage vs. dying alone/happy.

- I'm not impressionable, and am pretty virulent and strong in my beliefs, but I must say that this movie caused me to rethink some of my preconceived notions about relationships, marriage, and life. A must see, definitely worthy of all the critical hype that it's been getting, and should spawn for some interesting debate.

Grade: A-. Great film from start to finish, but in order to get an "A" a film MUST have that one scene, think the shootout in "Heat", the opening scene of "Inglorious Basterds", that stays with you forever, and that was the only thing that this film was lacking.

1 comment:

  1. his name is danny mcbride and east bound and down is one of the best shows ever