Up in the Air, a comedy directed by Jason Reitman (Juno) was awarded the Best Film of 2009 by the National Board of Review, an indicator of films to most likely become future Academy Award winners.
The movie stars are George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. Clooney is a villain with a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, a theme that some critics have said tunes with the current time.
Critics have given the movie an 83 percent of positive reviews to date, according to the reviews' aggregation site Rottentomatoes.com. The film is schedule for release tomorrow.
Read what critics say about the movie, according to a compilation by Rottentomatoes.com:
Up in the Air takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
A movie about a guy who fires people, released at a time when at least a tenth of the work force is out of work, is utterly nervy. And wonderful, Richard Corliss from Time Magazine wrote.
Up in the Air is actually several good movies -- a workplace comedy, romantic comedy, and family comedy -- seated on the same flight in the same aisle. They all feel forced together, Wesley Morris with the Boston Globe said.
Owen Gleiberman for Entertainment Weekly said: Up in the Air is light and dark, hilarious and tragic, romantic and real. It's everything that Hollywood has forgotten how to do; we're blessed that Jason Reitman has remembered.
Watch Up in the Air trailer below: