Sunday, October 9, 2011

If you think about it, your favorite memories, the most important moments in your life... were you alone?

Are there people that don't like George Clooney? No way. Impossible, right? I will give you that many of his characters are similar. His voicework as Mr. Fox probably typifies it most: incredible wit, relentless charm and supreme self-confidence (and maybe a dash of crazy, too). Despite these consistencies, I can't help but be a fan. His character in 2009's Up in the Air is no different. But this time, not everything works out. Turns out, it never really has for this guy. And you buy it. I did. My wife, too (though she buys whatever Clooney is selling, or Pitt for that matter).

The story was written a few years ago, but unfortunately, is still rather timely. Clooney and his sidekick travel the U.S firing people for companies that are too chickenshit to do it themselves (imagine outsourcing that! - goodness). It seems like the worst job in the world, but it has its perks. Namely the sexy Vera Farmiga, who's like our man George, but "with a vagina." Oh my. A few things I saw coming, but there are some surprises as well. The section that takes place at his sister's wedding is as charming as it is depressing. I might've had something in my eye at one point. Or I was tired. Yeah, that's what it was.

Bottom Line: Watch this. Now. In case you don't appreciate what/who you have, this might help. Though, I admit I found the drudgery of air travel surprisingly appealing and sexy at times. Just saying...

Worthless Note: Oddly enough, I almost saw this with Father Flem two years ago at the Dirt Mall. Instead we saw Daybreakers. Good call, gents. I guess we hated money back then.

1 comment:

  1. George Clooney is my opinion of a renaissance man for Hollywood. He's not afraid to do dramas, comedies, or action movies. He's particularly good in Coen Brother movies.