This movie, actually nominated for 6 Oscars, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay Writing, and Best Achievement in Direction also; plus, the movie won 42 other Awards with 51 other Nominations.
Woo…What an achievement! Now I am sure you would definitely think that what is so special about this movie? On a frank note, after watching this movie, I seriously can’t tell how or can’t express you how am I feeling about this movie.
It’s a very plain, simple, sweet and a very straight forward kind of screenplay. No over dramatic situations, no housy-lousy climax and all, very factual scenes and situations, and so just so on.
Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) works in a Career Counseling company whose contracts are in corporate downsizing. In simple words, companies hire them to fire people working in their company. Ryan loves his job and travels a lot because of his work. He just love travelling and everybody including the flight people, hotel staff’s and etc. know him very much and considering as an honor by having him. On his way of travelling he met one lady, Alex (Vera Farmiga), they became good friends and soon they both were sought of dating with each other. Ryan was the person who doesn’t believe in commitments in relationships, so that’s why he had a very casual relationship with Alex, and this was totally fine with her, as they both were enjoying each other’s company. Soon now there came a small twist in Ryan’s life where he got a trainee under him, Natalie (Anna), which was not Ok with him as he use to travel and do work all alone but as per the Company’s decision he had to follow it. This part of the story between Natalie and Ryan was being shown to us in a very sweet and interesting manner. Ryan was having much experience and he was firing people with ease and consoling them by saying that this is the only chance now you can achieve your real dream. Natalie was a trainer and she was learning a lot from Ryan.
So, the whole movie goes on a two parts, one with the personal relationship with Alex and one with the business relationship with Natalie. Writer and the director had handled these both the two topics in a very sweet and simple manner with a smile on the viewers face, by which if one would experience it, they will never forget it.
The film is being directed by “Jason Reitman” who had given us some interesting films like “Juno” (2007) who has won an Oscar Award, plus 49 another wins and 38 nominations; also like “Thank You for Smoking” (2005) which was nominated for 2 Golden Globes, plus another 9 wins and 16 nominations. After this, I would only say to all the filmy lovers that if you have missed this film then you have surely missed something.
Screenplay done Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner were fabulous. Not even that, I would say it’s just simply speechless. I mean the story is simple and plain, but the way Jason and Sheldon have designed the overall film, is just amazing. I am thoroughly amazed, and totally entertained in a different and unique way. The dialogues, the scenes, the situations, all of them were so real and so factual. I mean it surely look as, what? No drama in this scene? But if you think as personally and if you think that if you were in the stage of that particular person or in that particular situation, then you would have surely must have done that, which you are seeing it in the film. Although the idea of the film is the only totally different and that’s what it makes the people interesting.
Performance by George Clooney was just out-standing. I guess no other would have played this character as brilliant as George had played. Vera Framiga was even more beautiful and simply superb in her role. And I guess Natalie deserves to be the Best supporting actress. Apart from these three, all of them have played their roles very efficiently, and a simply standing applause to all of the performers.
Another interesting, creative and quite attractive thing I liked in the whole film is its Music. Simply amazing! Where the background music is necessary it being provided and where it’s not necessary, there it’s just plain scene is being going on, and with that the way it’s being impacted, marvelous. Not only the background score, but also the music and songs of the film are very sweet and melodious.
Right from the story, screenplay, performances, direction, technicalities like editing and cinematography, music, back ground score, everything is just remarkable and astounding.
Watch the climax of the film and you will be surprised and astounded even more. Kudos to Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner!