About

George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold he...

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Directed by

Jason Reitman

Written by

Jason Reitman (Screenplay)
Walter Kirn (Novel)
Sheldon Turner (Screenplay)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The story of a man ready to make a connection.

Cast

Keywords

duringcreditsstinger las vegas business on the road suitcase business trip downsizing videoconferencing cross country omaha job termination

Photos

Lists

#428 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Jason Reitman

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Jason Reitman

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role George Clooney

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Vera Farmiga