• Publication date: December 26, 2013

Up in the Air

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A man whose profession is firing people reexamines his lifestyle after acquiring a new coworker.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2009

MBC Max:

November 14, 2015 20:00 (KSA) ~ November 14, 2015 19:00 (CLT)

George Clooney portrays Ryan Bingham, a middle-aged man with a unique occupation: firing people.  Bingham travels coast-to-coast breaking bad news to laid off employees, bearing the emotional burden that human resources often finds too difficult.  Ryan's job is to make the firing as painless as possible and to avoid any confrontations, a task he prides himself in doing well.

When a new hire joins his company and proposes that firings occur via teleconferencing rather than one-to-one meetings, Bingham is distraught.  Not only does he disbelieve in the technique, but it will also prevent him from achieving his dream of acquiring ten million frequent flier miles.

Up in the Air was a tremendous critical success, winning a Golden Globe and an MTV Movie Award in addition to six Oscar nominations.  The picture was also a commercial success, grossing $166 million internationally -- more than six times its $25 million budget.

Starring:

  • George Clooney
  • Vera Farmiga
  • Anna Kendrick