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10.02.09 11 Comments

(That Zach Galifianakis would show up to my work and pour bleach in my boss’s coffee was always a dream of mine)

I posted the teaser a while back, and now here’s the full trailer for Up in the Air, from director Jason Reitman (Juno), starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga.  Hey, am I the only one who constantly misreads her last name as “farm nigga”?  Wait, is that racist?  …I should just drop this, shouldn’t I. It also stars the ever delightful JK Simmons, and has at least a cameo from Zach Galifianakis. I like the director and the cast, but the trailer doesn’t do much to make the story seem interesting.

Clooney is Ryan Bingham, the wise old business yuppie who fires people for a living and dispenses wisdom about who to stand in line behind at the airport and not getting too close to anyone emotionally. He seems like he’s basically playing Edward Norton’s character in Fight Club, who’ll eventually have a mid-life crisis, but without the part where he beats people up.  From the looks of it, he just meets a special lady.  Which is a shame, because my answer in the if-you-could-fight-anyone game was always “Vera Farmnigga”.  I don’t know why. I guess I just think I could take her ‘s all.

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