|Writers||Screenplay: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
Novel “Up in the Air”: Walter Kirn
|Cast||George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Melanie Lynskey, James Anthony, Steve Eastin, Dave Engfer, Doug Fesler|
|Genre||Comedy / Drama|
|Budget||$25 000 000|
|Release Date||4 December 2009 (USA)|
|Tagline||The story of a man ready to make a connection|
George Clooney plays a man who travels around the country to terminate corporate employees. On occasion he delivers motivational speeches about the virtue of a relationship-free life. He relishes the comfort of being anonymous during his perpetual travels. He does not have a personal life and he numbs himself with sex, booze and drugs. His company chooses to ground him and keep him at the corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. According to Reitman, “The movie is about the examination of a philosophy – what if you decided to live hub to hub, with nothing, with nobody?