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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Early Reviewers High on Up in the Air

Posted By on Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Of course St. Louisans already knew that Up in the Air, also known as The George Clooney Movie, was the film event of the year, but now the rest of the world appears to be getting wise -- especially people who have actually seen the movie instead of mere glimpses of George dining out around town trudging through fake snow in Maplewood or visiting strip clubs and harassing midgets on the east side.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Reitman's film is the hit of the Toronto Film Festival and already there is talk of multiple Oscar nominations (for whatever that's worth). Film critic Owen Gleiberman writes, "Up in the Air is light and dark, hilarious and tragic, bouncy and brainy, romantic and real. It's everything that Hollywood has forgotten how to do, but we're blessed that Jason Reitman has remembered it."

We would like to propose that Up in the Air's greatness has less to do with Reitman than with the heretofore untapped film magic in the city of St. Louis.

Check out the trailer that so bewildered Chad after the jump.

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