Up in the Air's Jason Reitman
Jason says that using people like Arthur, Marlene and LaMorris made the film real in a way that he never could have as a filmmaker. "You said the kind of things that I would have never written and you said them in a way that I could have never directed you to do," he says. "You gave all the actors a run for their money. They were very intimidated when they saw your performances."
Jason's quick to point out that Up in the Air is not all serious. "It's a movie that is dramatic and is also comedic," he says. "It is just as much a mirror of George Clooney as it is a mirror to America, and hopefully you will not only kind of recognize what is going on in this economy in the film, but you'll recognize what it's like to go through a midlife crisis."