Up in the Air

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Based on the 2001 novel of the same name, Up in the Air is a dour dramatic comedy about Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), who spends his time travelling around the country as a corporate downsizer, laying people off when their bosses are too cowardly to do it themselves. ¬†When the company office in Omaha, Nebraska decides to entertain a new plan by young co-worker Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick), to cut costs by doing the layoffs over the internet, ¬†Bingham realizes …

About Schmidt

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Dear Ndugu, I saw About Schmidt at MGM tonight. It’s a hard to describe film, in which we basically follow Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) from the events after his retirement, through his wife’s passing, and a road-trip to Denver for his daughter’s wedding. Along the way, Schmidt tries to find out what his life is all about. Directed by Alexander Payne (Election), the film has a slightly meandering tone, with no clear path or plot. We’re just watching what happens …