Saturday, February 06, 2010

Human Connections, Up in the Air !

The cross line between what you’re doing and what you’re selling is slowly fading.

Clooney in an ER-performance cameo – minus the sweet talk and the romcom, starring as Ryan Bingham; a “walk up” caller as he described in one of his scenes, his job is to fire people and effectively handle the impact .. That’s by giving them a package. I don’t know which came first for him, the numbness selfish awareness or the career. The movie couldn’t care less about his victims but focuses on the dialogue development between humanely connect-less Clooney and the fresh, young college graduate, not ready for the real world; Anna Kendrick. Followed by how Clooney was fooled for thinking he can have a normal life and a normal relationship.

Life is a pack bag, an analogy used to emphasis that relationships are the heaviest components of your life. Living with no attachments has it’s pros but defiantly the cons outweigh them. Life is all about connections with people, whether it be friends or lovers. It's not about material things, it's about love and enjoying the company of others. Even loners don’t want to be alone, everyone needs a co-pilot.

Good movie, Oscar worthy

Side notes:

  • The open-ended scene has much interpretation into it that makes you appreciate the 2nd time you watch the movie.
  • The 1999 masterpiece Fight Club touched the subject of what frequent flying careers can do to a human psyche
  • If I was to be fired by a computer monitor, I’ll be sure to crash the hell out of it.
  • How can a guy who makes a living out of firing people do motivational speeches as a side gig?