I posted back in March about a movie that’s in production featuring George Clooney, who plays a mileage obsessed consultant. Well, it seems like it’s really starting to come together, and we should have a trailer in the next few weeks. Check out the IMDB page, which has a movie poster and some pictures from the movie.
And check out part of the movie summary from this FlyerTalk post:
Based on the novel by Walter Kirn (who also wrote Thumbsucker), Up in the Air offers darkly humorous insights into corporate America and male mid-life crisis. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a “career transition consultant” – essentially someone who fires people for a living. Hired by downsizing firms to make the personal, well, impersonal, Ryan, in his perfectly tailored suits and professionally remote manner, aces the task. Ryan’s one real emotional investment is in his mastery of business travel. His goal is to reach that elite echelon of travellers who have achieved the ten-million-mile mark.
Wait a second, are they saying mileage collecting is part of a mid-life crisis? Darn, than I have a long life ahead of me. 😀
Either way, I’m excited. I’m guessing it’ll portray “us” in a geeky and obsessed way, which in fairness isn’t all that far off. At least I won’t get a blank look when I explain to people what I’m doing anymore.
It looks like the movie comes out December 4, so I propose we all meet up and watch the movie together. 😉