UP IN THE AIR is a very good movie that is marred only by a weak ending. The last ten minutes of the film are the only problem. A predictable plot twist followed by some pointless meandering undercut an otherwise great film. All of the performances are very good, most especially the two women characters. Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick steal every scene they are in from George Clooney, which is note easy to do. The script is very smart, and is very timely as it deals with the massive unemployment issues that the country is dealing with.
I recommend the film, but I don't see this as best picture.