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Still shot from the movie: Up In The Air.

Up In The Air

Ryan Bingham, (George Clooney) may think he's well grounded with a secure job as a corporate downsizing expert, but he finds his life Up In The Air just as he's about to reach his ten millionth frequent flyer mile and land the woman of his dreams. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2009
Video Release: 09 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Up In The Air Rated R?


This well-crafted film, which presents thought provoking messages about human relationships, has the unfortunate inclusion of sexual content and language. An unmarried couple is seen going into a hotel room and preparing to have sex (we briefly see her naked from the rear and he is seen without a shirt). It is implied they have other sexual rendezvous as well. A couple of crude sexual comments are made using slang anatomical terms. Two people break into a school by opening a window with a credit card—no damage is done. A man talks of using a gun after getting fired. A depressed woman threatens to jump off a bridge (it is later revealed that she has died after carrying out this plan). A woman has an extramarital affair. Language includes at least 15 sexual expletives, a couple of other crude names for sex, scatological slang, and terms of deity. Social drinking is portrayed.

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