Up in the Air script
Up in the Air (2009)
Synopsis: An idea from a young, new co-worker (Anna Kendrick) would put an end to the constant travel of corporate downsizer Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), so he takes her on a tour to demonstrate the importance of face-to-face meetings with those they must fire. While mentoring his colleague, he arranges hookups with another frequent-flier (Vera Farmiga), and his developing feelings for the woman prompt him to see others in a new light.

RYAN:

Don’t worry. We’ll be in touch

soon. This is just the beginning.

Steve nods and exits the room.

RYAN (V.O.)

I’ll never see Steve again.

6.

INT. RYAN’S ROOM - PHOENIX HILTON - DAY

The choreography of Ryan’s packing is worthy of Tchaikovsky.

A coat slides off a hanger... A travel toothbrush folds

closed like a switchblade... A briefcase clicks onto a roll-

away bag... A hand flips a light switch without looking.

INT. LOBBY, PHOENIX HILTON - DAY

Ryan is at the check out desk.

CHECKOUT GIRL:

Do you have your Hilton Honors Card

with you?

Ryan smiles... “Do I?”

He hands it to her, close enough to camera, that we get a

nice big close up of it. She runs the card and the screen

pops up with information that makes her blush.

CHECKOUT GIRL:

Oh my God... Do you like, live, at

the Hilton?

Ryan nods in faux modesty.

EXT. OUTDOOR CAR RETURN, HERTZ RENT-A-CAR - DAY

Ryan pulls up to one of the spaces marked with the #1 GOLD

PRESIDENTS CLUB emblem. He hops out and a uniformed man with a

handheld device begins to punch in the license plate number.

Ryan pulls out his HERTZ PRESIDENTS CLUB CARD and places it

nice and close to lens so we can see it.

The card slides through the handheld device and we see the

DIGITAL NUMBER increase by a few thousand points.

INT. MAIN CONCOURSE, PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL AIRPORT - DAY

The automated GLASS DOORS slide open. Ryan enters the

concourse and takes a deep breath of the temperately

controlled air. He has arrived.

RYAN (V.O.)

This is where I live.

Subtitles - “Airworld”

7.

Ryan skips the long lines and steps directly into the

AAdvantage Executive Platinum line.

Glorious close-up of Ryan’s AAdvantage Executive Platinum

CARD sliding through the AUTOMATED MACHINE. Were it any

sexier, we’d hear a moan. Maybe we even do.

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Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is a Canadian-American[2] film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Young Adult (2011). As of February 2, 2010, he has received one Grammy award and four Academy Award nominations, two of which are for Best Director. Reitman is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. He is the son of director Ivan Reitman. more…

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