1/13/10


I feel sorry for businessmen because there's no way they can live up to the standards George Clooney sets for them: in the looks, coolness, and vocal delivery department there is no one else who better portrays the company man (and I'm glad he hasn't made it a habit to play high school teachers . . . I've only got to compete with Gabe Kaplan and Howard Hesseman) and he pulls it off again in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, which has enough laughs to temper a grim topic; Clooney is an expert at curtailing redundancies in human resource departments . . . he travels around the country and fires people; the film is a cautionary tale and it features the reactions of real people interspersed among the actors, which is powerful in itself; the moral of the tale is both existential and inspirational (and partly delivered by Sam Elliott in a great cameo) and so I give it 8 million miles out of a possible 10 million.

9 comments:

rob said...

howard hesseman? herman's head?

zoltan said...

People stop me on the street all the time because they think I'm George Clooney. Or Antonio Banderas.

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Anonymous said...

Talk me more, plus plus!

Kevin M. Brady said...

i thought the movie was good - not great. and that makes me think that i don't like movies, 'cause everybody says that movie is going to win best picture

Dave said...

catherine and i said the same thing-- it was good, not great, couple of excellent scenes and hung together as a whole, but not especially memorable. maybe people say that because it's so topical.

Dave said...

sorry-- howard hesseman. was he in herman's head? all i remember from that show is the spiky faced blond girl-- kyra sedwick?

Lecky said...

I drank so much wine and sake I slept through the whole movie

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