As films get shuffled around (such as Shutter Island, moved to February 2010) this film has picked up increase buzz, and Jason Reitman used Telluride in the past as his launching point for the success of his little film called Juno.
Up in the Air, based on the novel with the same name by Walter Kirn could definitely be another one of those little films that is very successful with audiences and critics, and chances are we'll have a better idea of what the buzz is going to look like when the film begins showing at festivals this month.
I know I'm excited - I've personally been a fan of both of Reitman's other projects, Thank You For Smoking and Juno. And Clooney -- well, he can be excellent, weird, or generic. I hope this is a case of him being excellent.
I expect not only Clooney to get some buzz off the festivals, but also Anna Kendrick. When it comes down to it, I think Reitman's an excellent director of unique female roles, and hence he got great work out of Ellen Page, Allison Janney, and Jennifer Garner in Juno. Expect the same for Anna Kendrick in Up in The Air. She has a great chance at a supporting actress nomination if this film is at all recognized.
(If you're not familiar with Kendrick, check out Moviezzz's recommendation and watch Rocket Science. It's a great film)
Speaking of this film makes me think of Airports, and not just any airports but bad airports.
In travel editor Peter Greenberg's book Don't Go There! he list some of the WORST airports.
The 10 Airports that make Greenberg's list of worst airports include:
- Chicago, Illinois: O'Hare International
- Miami, Florida: Miami International
- Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati/North Kentucky International
- Atlanta, Georgia: Hartsfield-Jackson International
- New York, New York: LaGuardia
- Moscow, Russia: Sheremeyyevo International
- Manila, Philippines: Ninoy Aquino International
- Dakar, Senegal: Leopold Sedar Senghor International
- Paris, France: Charles de Gualle International
- Sao Paulo, Brazil: Congonhas International
You spend anytime in any of these airports...I have in a few.