Up in the Air (2009 film)

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Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner, based on the career of J Weller.wikipedia
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Jason Reitman

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Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner, based on the career of J Weller.
Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is a Canadian-American film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Young Adult (2011).

Vera Farmiga

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Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Danny McBride also star.
She received further praise for the drama film Nothing But the Truth (2008), and won critical acclaim for playing Alex Goran in the 2009 comedy-drama Up in the Air, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|SAG Award]], BAFTA Award, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Anna Kendrick

Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Danny McBride also star.
Her starring role in Jason Reitman's comedy-drama film Up in the Air, which was released in 2009, received praise from critics and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

George Clooney

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The story is centered on corporate "downsizer" Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) and his travels.
Clooney won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005), and subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for the legal thriller Michael Clayton (2007) and the comedy-dramas Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011).

Sheldon Turner

Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner, based on the career of J Weller.
His produced credits as a screenwriter include The Longest Yard (2005), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Up in the Air (2009) and X-Men: First Class (2011).

Danny McBride

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Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Danny McBride also star.
He has also starred in films, such as The Foot Fist Way (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), Up in the Air (2009), Your Highness (2011), This Is the End (2013), and Alien: Covenant (2017).

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It received eight Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations and garnered a win for Adapted Screenplay, six Golden Globe Award nominations, earning a win for Best Screenplay, and three Screen Actors Guild nominations.
Among films, Up in the Air led with six nominations, followed by Nine with five and Avatar and Inglourious Basterds with four each.

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It received eight Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations and garnered a win for Adapted Screenplay, six Golden Globe Award nominations, earning a win for Best Screenplay, and three Screen Actors Guild nominations.

Jason Bateman

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He has also starred in the films Teen Wolf Too (1987), The Break-Up (2006), Juno (2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, Extract (all 2009), The Switch (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011) and its sequel (2014), The Gift (2015), Office Christmas Party, Zootopia (both 2016) and Game Night (2018).

Melanie Lynskey

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After moving to the United States, she built a career playing supporting parts in films such as Ever After (1998), Detroit Rock City, But I'm a Cheerleader (both 1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), Abandon, Sweet Home Alabama (both 2002), Shattered Glass (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Away We Go, Up in the Air, The Informant!, Leaves of Grass (all 2009), Win Win (2011), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (both 2012).

Amy Morton

On screen, she is known for her performances in films Rookie of the Year (1993), Up in the Air (2009), The Dilemma (2011) and Bluebird (2013).

Up in the Air (novel)

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Walter Kirn wrote Up in the Air, the book on which the film is based, during a snowbound winter on a ranch in rural Montana, while thinking about airports, airplanes and first-class passengers he had met who would strongly resemble Ryan Bingham.
It was adapted into the 2009 feature film of the same name starring George Clooney.

Walter Kirn

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Walter Kirn wrote Up in the Air, the book on which the film is based, during a snowbound winter on a ranch in rural Montana, while thinking about airports, airplanes and first-class passengers he had met who would strongly resemble Ryan Bingham.
He is the author of eight books, most notably Up in the Air, which was made into a film of the same name starring George Clooney.

Keri Maletto

Maletto made her debut screen appearance as a software convention geek in the feature film Up in the Air in 2009 going on to appear in America's Most Wanted TV series as a Featured TSA Agent in 2010.

Ivan Reitman

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Reitman persuaded his father, Canadian-American filmmaker Ivan Reitman, to purchase the book's film rights, and the elder Reitman commissioned a screenplay from Ted Griffin and Nicholas Griffin, who used some elements from Turner's script in their work.
Reitman has also served as producer for such films as Beethoven (1992), Space Jam (1996), Private Parts (1997) and Up in the Air (2009), the latter of which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association

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The National Board of Review and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association named Up in the Air the Best Picture of 2009.

Zach Galifianakis

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He was also prominently advertised in subsequent films that featured him in supporting roles, such as G-Force, Youth in Revolt and Up in the Air.

J. K. Simmons

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Simmons starred in several films produced or directed by his friend Jason Reitman, including Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and Jennifer's Body.

Austin Film Festival

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During October and November 2009, Up in the Air screened at festivals including the Aspen Filmfest, the Woodstock Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the St. Louis International Film Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, and the Stockholm International Film Festival.
Recent major films screened at recent festivals include Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Artist (2011), The Descendants (2011), Jeff Who Lives at Home (2011), 127 Hours (2010), Black Swan (2010), Up in the Air (2009), Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire (2009), and the US Premiere of Jeff Nichol's first film Shotgun Stories in 2007.

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The film includes 80 different sets at 50 locations throughout the St. Louis area, including St. Louis Lambert International Airport Concourse C and Concourse D (which played the part of several airports across America), the Mansion House apartments in downtown St. Louis, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Hilton St. Louis Airport, DHR International building (8000 Maryland Ave.), the Cheshire Inn, the GenAmerica building (700 Market), Renaissance Grand Hotel, Maplewood United Methodist Church, and Affton High School.
Scenes from the 2009 film Up in the Air were shot at Affton High School.

Sam Elliott

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In 2009, Elliott had a small role in Up In The Air in which he portrayed the chief pilot of American Airlines.

Adhir Kalyan

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In 2009, Kalyan appeared in the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop as Pahud, a teenager who admired his girlfriend Parisa, in Up in the Air as a fired employee, and in the cheerleader comedy Fired Up.

Dana E. Glauberman

"In a scene like that, there is a sort of playfulness that goes on," editor, Dana E. Glauberman said.
Glauberman's third feature with Reitman, Up in the Air, marked the first time she worked with high-definition.

St. Louis International Film Festival

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During October and November 2009, Up in the Air screened at festivals including the Aspen Filmfest, the Woodstock Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the St. Louis International Film Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, and the Stockholm International Film Festival.
The 2009 fest included a gala event for the movie Up in the Air (film), which was largely filmed in St. Louis, featuring a Q&A session with director Jason Reitman.