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Emotional Detachment: Up in the Air
Up In the Air is one of a kind, a very good romantic drama-comedy film that captured the hearts of many. The protagonist, played (Ryan Bingham) by George Clooney, could not have delivered his acting any better. Imagine it happening in real-life scenarios in which a company would hire someone to fire people no longer needed in an organization. It seems cold but rather effective way of dealing with the messy after-effects of letting people goes. The management does not need to deal with tears, rages and emotional impacts that could well, cause trauma.
Ryan Bingham is detached, seemingly indifferent and has it all. He spends his time travelling to different places to inform people he hasn’t even met until the moment he is to inform them that they are fired. He hardly cared and like a cut above anyone else, he had no emotional baggage, and would already be in the air to another destination before his hatchet has reached the employees, taking retreat in the skies. He hardly speaks with his sister and was spread too thin, he hardly knew himself anymore, until he met a fellow traveller, his equal, so to speak. Played by Vera Farmiga, she warned, “Just think of me as yourself, only with a vagina.” A quick-witted actress caught by heavy melodrama and horror shows, Farmiga makes a tremendous baulk for Clooney, who, astoundingly, delivered his naturally appealing, antagonistic character as comfortably as a second skin.
Perhaps the film is a product of modern technology, of being everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It lacks human touch and emotional connection and yet, it could be considered a reality many of us live in. As expected, conflict occurred. Others were resolved, others were not and we will forever wonder what could have been. In the end, Bingham remained wondering where he’d be headed next and what’s in store for him but it seems he’d be happy to do what he was good at to do, indifferent, detach and almost devoid of emotions, yet living the life he has chosen.