While I’ve heard about the movie in which George Clooney plays a mileage addict before, this is the first real synopsis and timeline I’ve seen from the movie. Check it out:
From Jason Reitman, the Oscar® nominated director of “Juno,” comes a comedy called “Up in the Air” starring Oscar® winner George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a corporate hatchet man who loves his life on the road but is forced to fight for his job when his company downsizes its travel budget. He is required to spend more time at home just as he is on the cusp of a goal he’s worked toward for years: reaching five million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.
This might be the first movie in a long time I’ll go the theaters to see, as opposed to waiting until it’s available on an airplane (like I did with Borat, believe it or not). You know, I’m kind of excited about this. While I’m no movie expert, I think it has the potential to become a hit, although maybe I’m just being a bit biased. I always have a hard time explaining mileage running to seatmates on a plane, so maybe after this movie it’ll be a bit more clear, somewhere along the lines of “Oh, so you’re like George Clooney in ‘Up in the Air?'” Yeah, well sorta….