Jason Reitman's "Juno" follow-up, "Up in the Air," will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month. As a fan of the Oscar-winning pregnant teen dramedy and of the Reitman family in general, I'm definitely looking forward to checking it out. Star George Clooney is another selling point for what sounds an awful lot like an offbeat love story.
Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham, a dreaded corporate axeman who very much enjoys his jetsetting, constantly-on-the-move lifestyle. Just shy of earning his long-awaited 10 millionth frequent flyer mile, Bingham's single lifestyle is disrupted after he meets a fellow frequent flyer (Anna Kendrick) whom he clicks with. At least I think that's what it's about. It doesn't really matter; Clooney playing a Reitman-penned character is all that's necessary to sell me on this one.