up in the air
“Up in the Air” is not a political movie. It won’t be mistaken for either a Michael Moore or Ayn Rand polemic on capitalism. What makes it tick is Ryan’s struggle to reclaim his own humanity, a story that will not be described or spoiled here. But the film’s backdrop is just as primal — and these days perhaps more universal — than the personal drama so movingly atomized by Clooney in the foreground.
I saw it over the weekend and really enjoyed it.
BTW- Culturebot’s own Timothy Braun did a Five Questions with Walter Kirn – author of Up In The Air.