Somewhere ranging between Ryan Bingham and Natalie Keener, you’ll find yourself – if you’ve ever had existential angst, that is. Or if, like me, you’ve never NOT had it.
We all know the key words: work, life, balance, work-life balance. But you never really know it’s serious till you realize you’ve been short-selling yourself. That you’ve bargained to be uni-dimensional, the one dimension being something very material. You’re reduced to “an escape, a parenthesis”.
There are very many other angles to the movie. Is there a generation gap in the big, bad corporate world? Is technology our answer to everything? Can work be ‘just work’?
For the love of Clooney, watch it. (More trivia: the director Jason Reitman also made the movie Juno.)
And oh, those dismissing it for being too extreme a portrayal should check this out – a guy who gets his assistants to FedEx clean clothes to him, while he travels around the world 365 days a year!