Parent reviews for Up in the Air

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Common Sense says

age 17+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

age 17+

Film Art or Victim Art?

This film presents real people who have been laid off and downsized. Seeing people relay their stories is why I gave the rating as high as I did. Seeing Ryan Bingham's character go through his existential crisis feels indulgent and self-serving. And at the end as a reward we see that he lets go of his suitcase in front of a departure/arrivals board and that somehow metaphorically that is him leaving everything behind and having a "fresh start." And what of all of those people he has dutifully laid off? Especially the real faces of US Americans struggling with the egregious burden of unemployment, especially in the face of so much alleged national prosperity. Up in the Air grounds itself with real people but then leaves them hanging. How do we hear about these stories ethically without toeing the line with victim art?
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.
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.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
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

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Too much consumerism
Great role models
age 17+
The end is a little makes me sad. It's a good movie.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
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.

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Too much sex
Great messages
age 16+

Watch for the R rating.

great,but not a kids movie

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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.

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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
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

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Up in the Air

Very moving and funny movie with a possitive message to it. A great film for teens and adults.

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Great messages