So, I started writing a “review” of Up in the Air and I immediately erased it. I remember my 12th grade English teacher said that we couldn’t call any of the things we’ve read a, “literary masterpiece,” simply because we’re not experts. We, the students, have not studied enough to have any real definitive say on literature. Sure, we can interpret and give opinions, but to critique…I don’t think we’re qualified (at least, I don’t think I am). I feel the same way about movies. While I’ll pick apart the movies and focus on what I think is that director’s style or message, I really don’t know. I can’t say his/her movie is the best of any genre, I can’t say it beats “X” film. I simply am not qualified.

So, I’ll tell you this. I enjoyed Up in the Air. I think it’s one of the smoothest movies I’ve seen. It’s a beautiful balancing act between a character piece and a comedy. At the end of the day, I’ll just say I think it’s a movie that’s extremely watchable.


i’m drifting, drifting away