All member reviews for Up in the Air

Common Sense Media says

Adult dramedy taps into emotions of current tough times.
 

Users say

(out of 29 reviews)
age 14+
 
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Adult Written byScoobysnacks_8371 February 4, 2010
age 17+
 
You know for those of you that believe it doesn't deserve an R rating let's go ahead and let some naked woman walk through your living room with your kids and husband sitting there, then what would you do??!! I consider any movie that has nudity porno! I bet it would be total different if it was a man naked walking around in the movie! It's pretty bad when movies now days can't keep nakedness out of it! I mean really why do we have to see people have sex to enjoy a comedy movie? it's so stupid me and my husband are so tired of this!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Parent Written bytreehousejennie May 23, 2012
age 15+
 

Not worth the effort. Not a feel-good movie.

What a waste of time. A shallow film about a guy who realizes that his life is empty, but then does nothing to change it. Leaves you disappointed with the overall message that life is pointless, but it's not as bad when you have someone to share it with. Clooney jumps in bed with a fellow traveler only to find out later that it was meaningless and can go nowhere. A depressing movie about a guy who ends up alone.
Parent of a 14 year old Written byblublublu March 13, 2010
age 12+
 

Why is this R?

Absolutely no reason for its R rating. good moral (in the end), he realizes that he doesnt have it all, in fact, he has very little. when the young one gets broken up with, she starts crying hysterically, which is a little weird. Should have won best picture.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written byMaWalker66 April 22, 2014
age 12+
 

Decent Movie, A little disapointing

maturity: Violence: Absolutely none, only talks of it (PG) Sex: Sexual talk, implied sex, and brief nudity(butt) (Barely R) Swearing: Not too bad about 25 F Words(R) Quality Acting: Great, all those award nominations were well deserved Interesting: No, it can get boring at times Overall: Good, but not great I thought this would be the best George Clooney movie(so far I haven't love any of his movies, my favorite is the descendants and I want to see ocean's eleven) nut it was pretty disappointing. It is not that mature(12 and up)
Teen, 17 years old Written byBestPicture1996 January 10, 2014
age 16+
 

Mature dramedy with relevant themes

I was worried the first 10 minutes that "UITA" would be a bit of a snoozer, but the action really kicked in when Anna Kendrick's character came in, a symbol of coming change for Clooney's Bingham, so set in his flight-bound ways of avoiding his family, and his adopted attitude of never wanting to be anchored down. The film never peaked, it just kept getting better and better, and as a hopeful writer the script is inspirational, hitting at all the right times of messages of moving on, relationships, change, without hitting you over the head with it. Kendrick really held her own against Clooney in their quid pro quo sessions of ushering in new methods to firing folks, and naturally Clooney was superb as someone who mirrors his own lifestyle.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byjm97 November 25, 2012
age 13+
 

Up in the Air

This was an outstanding film! This is a great departure from Twilight for Anna Kendrick, who really shined, and Clooney and Fermiga were amazing as well! Go see it!
Teen, 15 years old Written byevolinag February 5, 2012
age 12+
 

Strong language in overall well done independent drama

"Up in the Air" is a thoughtful drama about a man who seems to be in control of his life, but turns out to be a lonesome man who may have no trouble, but never felt love, or friendship. George Clooney is great as Ryan Bringham, and also the whole script makes this movie great to watch for every fan of clever independent movies. The movie has some emotional moments, but - judging through my time as a kid - most children will not see movies as sad as adults. The movie is rated R, but only for language. There are mild sexual references, but there are worse sexual references in PG-movies. If you don't mind profanity, you can let younger teenagers and older children watch this. No violence is depicted (SPOILER: a suicide is a thematic element, but it is not shown, END OF SPOILER). We see a couple nude after implyingly having sex, but only from behind or under the blanket. A few mild comments are made, children will not get this. Teens and up.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Parent Written byjhartsock81 June 27, 2011
age 17+
 

Clooney what were you thinking???

No real point to this movie. Main focus is a guy who fires people for a living, when their own company and managers dont have the guts to do mass firings. Its also about his lack of a life other then his job, and his only relationship is hooking up with a women he met in an Airport Bar. Spoiler: find out later she is using him to cheat on her husband, and wont give up her real life for the main charactor. Boo hoo so sad. This movie wasn't worth the time or energy i struggled through it.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bymasonlackey January 15, 2011
age 13+
 

relateable to may people

awesome movie got to see it
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Parent of a 15 year old Written byjibran_pcc January 8, 2011
age 3+
 
Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) has a dream: To be the seventh person ever to accumulate 10 million frequent-flier miles. And he’s not far off. He spends 270 days a year in the air; airports and planes and hotels are home to him. When he’s not on t ... kate
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Great role models
Adult Written byglaice October 14, 2010
age 17+
 
The end is a little makes me sad. It's a good movie.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Adult Written byMature-teen September 10, 2010
age 15+
 

Be mature enough to appreciate it...

Not that inappropriate but only watch it if you're a teen mature enough to appreciate it.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old August 28, 2010
age 15+
 
pretty good
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 13 year old Written byohya August 6, 2010
age 16+
 

Watch for the R rating.

great,but not a kids movie
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 17 year old Written byJesusrulz666 July 24, 2010
age 12+
 

The Perfect Film

Yes well this Perfect Film deserves a standing ovation by every single unemployed person. The screenplay is 99.99% perfect, except when Farmiga says," Just think of yourself, with a vagina." That was unneeded. The story was excellent, and this film was on par with The Hurt Locker. 4.999/5 Stars.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bymardoggie2013 June 18, 2010
age 15+
 

Wonderful movie.

Extremely relevant. Well done.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Adult Written by4Spice June 15, 2010
age 16+
 

good movie

this movie was ok not if looking for a action movie don't watch this one some good funny parts 16 and over for sex and language
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written bymongofa June 5, 2010
age 13+
 

Teens and Adults

It was very good! It had great acting and a good plot!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old May 22, 2010
age 13+
 

Don't get the idea it's a comedy

Good movie with complex plot and great characters. You can discuss it for hours. The problem is that the main character's job is firing people and the people's reactions are very sad. Many curse and yell but quite a few cry (including a grown man) and show pictures of their families and how they can't afford anything anymore. One even calmly states she's going to jump off a bridge and carries through with it later in the film. There are up points and down points but the ending isn't completely happy. The relationships are dishonest and there is tons of sexual innuendo. ***hole, f--k, and s--t are the main bad words said but there are also littler ones said. We see a female's butt and see 2 people in bed (and a handful of people in the background making out) but don't see them doing it... we come afterward. American Airlines, Hertz, and Hilton are popular names in the movie
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Teen, 16 years old Written byMr581 May 16, 2010
age 10+
 
George clooney, Vera farmiga, and Anna Kendrick Shine
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models

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