Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride.
Synopsis: Ryan Binghams’s job is to fire people from theirs. The anguish, hostility and despair of his clients has left him compassionate, living out of a suitcase, and loving every second of it. When his boss hires arrogant young Natalie, she develops a method of video conferencing that will allow termination without ever leaving the office-essentially threatening the existence Ryan so cherishes. Determined to show the naive girl the error of her logic, Ryan takes her on one cross country firing expeditions, but as she starts to realize the disheartening realities of her profession, he begins to see the downfalls to his way of life.
The trailer looked cool and George Clooney is in it, so I finally went to see it.
The best thing about Jason Reitman(Juno, Thank you for smoking) is that he can combine comedy with emotions. The movie caught me off guard in the funny department, I wasn’t expecting any comedy but boom! a hilarious one-liner. George Clooney is amazing as always and I love Vera Farmiga since I saw The Departed and Running Scared. But who surprised me is Anna Kendrick, I knew her from Twilight(a friend of Bella) in which her character was rather bland, but I am really surprised at how much I loved her in this one. She was pretty, she acted good without being annoying, what more do I need?
Another good thing about Reitman, his movies has something deep, a message or something in it so when the movie ends it feels good,different, whatever. The dialogues were great, the story was great, overall the whole movie was great.
I won’t say it totally was unpredictable, because I did see a (big)thing coming.
That’s all I got to say about this movie, it is designed this way so that you cannot pick up the small things and talk about it. Is there a chance of oscar noms? Maybe, maybe not. Is it entertainig? HELL YEAH! So, watch it if you get a chance, all I can say is that you won’t regret watching it but sure as hell would be missing a lot. I’ll give it 8.5/10.