Sunday, January 24, 2010

Up in the Air
Mike Rappaport

I don't go out to the movies too often, preferring to catch them at home.  But I saw Up in the Air last night and I am quite glad I did.  The movie was really excellent.  It kept my attention, was funny, had a serious message, was not offensive in any way, and was fresh.  I am no expert about awards, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it win the Acadamy Award.   While others might predict Avatar, which I haven't seen, based on what I heard about it, I would think Hollywood would be more proud of this film than Avatar.  And maybe they would vote that way rather than based on special effects and blockbusterness.

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Mike Rappaport


see "thank you for smoking" too, one of his other movies i loved.

Posted by: athena | Jan 24, 2010 6:36:30 AM

I saw that turkey on Jan. 4. Clooney is an appealing actor and handles the (dumb) script well
but the satiric theme is uneven and seldom funny. I read the book several years ago and loved it.
Still haven't figured out how they spoiled it.

Posted by: K | Jan 25, 2010 3:45:13 PM