DVD: Up in the Air
I’d been looking forward to seeing this one after its impressive trailer – witty, some good lines from Clooney and others, and a theme – the travel-obsessed loner – that appeals to a nagging inner voice that I have on occasion.
Unfortunately, it’s not as funny as the trailer would suggest: there’s some adult content in the mix, but mostly, it’s a straight drama with some funny moments. I really enjoyed its take on the recession and the issues it raised around sudden unemployment. The ending was a little ambiguous, but I think in a good way.