Up in the Air: George Clooney becomes a frequent flyer

Trailers for Up in the Air with George Clooney started surfacing on my desk this week, and I must admit, I’m eying them with curiosity, fear and interest.

I’m curious and interested because in a way, the film narrates the lives of many people I know, perhaps myself included, the life of a person always on the move who travels light — both physically and metaphorically.

What I’m afraid I’ll see is how these people are portrayed, the hollowness and vanity that sometimes comes with frequent travel and how this is reflected onto myself. Watching the trailers now available on YouTube, much of the dialogue rings familiar, even if it doesn’t apply to my personal life:

“Do you know that moment when you look into somebody’s eyes and you can feel them staring into your soul and the whole world goes quiet?”


“Well, I don’t.”

But as all Hollywood movies go, I’m sure that Up in the Air will have a perfect ending and lesson learned, with all of us feeling as if we’re that clever, attractive businessman that finds love and starts life afresh.

I’m looking forward to the film.

Nice work on the product placement by the way. In this two minute trailer I saw American Airlines, Blackberry, Hilton, Travelpro and Mastercard. Incidentally, that shot of Clooney in front of the 747 and fountain was shot at Detroit’s Delta terminal.