not my bowl of popcorn

April 28, 2010 • 6 comments • 653 views

Up In The Air.

2 hours of my life I will never get back.

Sigh.

Such a depressing movie with an even more depressing ending.

The only thing that kept me going was George Clooney.

When he hooked up with that lady….the girls and I only had one thing on our minds.

“Lucky **$%*”

But it was nice of the producers to feature those workers who got retrenched during the recession. The good thing about this movie was that we get to see the real hurt and anger of the unemployed and how cold the corporate life really is. On the other hand, we have to understand the companies’ situation also, faced with an increasingly tight cashflow due to the economic downturn that they just can’t afford to pay more salaries (of course there is that big bonus issue that really puts companies in the hot seat).

The only one who can intervene is the government, by creating jobs and bailouts, which also has its pros and cons.

See how depressing this movie is?!

It was supposed to be a relaxed Sunday with the girls. The synopsis says “comedy”! Well, none of us laughed. 🙁