During last Sunday’s season finale of AMC’s acclaimed hit show Mad Men, Paramount debuted a new trailer for Jason Reitman’s upcoming film Up in the Air, starring George Clooney. I saw the film a couple weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. Like Reitman’s previous film, Juno, it mixes sharp comic writing with genuine emotion (minus the distinctive Diablo Cody dialogue that some folks found off-putting). The film is currently getting a strong amount of Oscar buzz and even if there were still only five Best Picture nominees instead of ten, I’d still wager that Up in the Air would get one of the slots along with Clooney landing his second Best Actor nomination. If you’re looking forward to this film, the new trailer won’t dampen your enthusiasm one bit.
Hit the jump to check it out along with a brief synopsis. Up in the Air begins a limited release on December 4th and open nationwide Christmas Day.
For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:
From Jason Reitman, the Oscar® nominated director of “Juno,” comes a comedy called “Up in the Air” starring Oscar® winner George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.