"Up in the Air" teaser is up online

You might not know director Jason Reitman by name, but you sure know his body of work. Does “Juno” and “Thank You For Smoking” ring a bell? Whether you consider him on the cusp of becoming one of the best comedy directors of our time or not, the teaser for his new movie, “Up in the Air,” was just released exclusively on the internet and exclusively through the movie blog /Film. Check it out here.

“Up in the Air” just made its debut at the Telluride Film Festival where it made quite an impression. It stars George Clooney as a corporate downsizing guru trying to rack up 1 million frequent flyer miles whose job and anti-monogamy sentiment are threatened by two different women. 

Coming from Reitman, the expectation is comedy with a dramatic twist, but this teaser takes strictly to the more dramatic side of things. Throughout the teaser, Clooney is delivering a speech and images from throughout the film complement it and sometimes contradict it. It’s definitely setting up to be the more wise and meditating on life sort of film; It will be interesting to see if Paramount continues to push the film this way as the release nears on December 4. Co-starring are Vera Farmiga (“The Departed”) as Clooney’s love interest, “Twilight” star Anna Kendrick and Reitman regulars J.K. Simmons and Jason Bateman also appear. You can also catch a glimpse of Danny McBride in the background and though he’s not listed, I swear I saw a bushy-bearded Zach Galifianakis.


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