Thursday, November 18, 2010
More Movies: Up In the Air
Up in the Air
Jason Reitman, 2009
Well, this is a hell of a way to end a career in movie criticism. We've marched through Roger Ebert's 100 great movies -- his first hundred great movies, anyway -- and then through the supplementary movies that you, the L&TM5K readers nominated from the last few years. And the last one I got to, because it had the longest queue at the library, was Up in the Air.
Roger Ebert gives Up in the Air four stars. It is rated "90% Fresh" at Rotten Tomatoes. Smarter people than me mostly think it's great. I've provided links for you, because I kind of doubt my judgement on this one. I found it dull, painfully unpleasant to watch, and as soulless as the bland corporate settings it purports to satire. Maybe I missed something.
See you at the movies! I'll be the one not taking notes.