Peter Travers in the December 2K Rolling Stone wrote: “Up in the Air is a defining movie for these perilous times.”
That is about the most tragic statement about “these perilous times” I can imagine.
The message of the movie simply and grievously is:
Life is pointless. That being the case, you may as well not go through it alone.
A dreadful trek into 21st century version of existential despair.
Waste neither your time nor your money on it.