Катя (inostranka) wrote,

Up in the Air

Очень понравилась первая треть фильма. Дальше - ерунда ;) Но только ради первой трети стоит посмотреть, особенно если не ровно дышать к Клуни.

Очень хорошо показана жизнь в дороге; то, что не весь бизнес можно заменить на teleconferencing, рабочие отношения м/ж. Имхо, лучший момент - диалог молодой Натали (23 года) и умудрённой опытом Алекс (34, кажется, но может и ближе к сорока)  о требованиях к мужчине. Весь диалог очень показательный, но я его почему-то не могу нагуглить. Только одна строчка нашлась: "hopefully taller than her, hair-on-head nice to have but not necessary, not a jerk, and “makes more money than me.” (это от Алекс, в ответ на очень детальный портрет Натали, включая марку машины и породу собаки).

Update (thanks to worldtensor ), то, что мне особо понравилось, я подчеркнула:
Действующие лица:
Натали - 23 года, год назад закончила Корнел, начала работать
Алекс - 35-39 года, успешная бизнес-леди, очень много путешествует по работе
Раян:  за 40, тоже много летает по работе

Natalie: I look in the mirror and I just see compromise... I'm supposed to do something.
Alex: You'll do plenty.
Natalie: I just can't... I thought I'd be engaged by now. No offense.
Alex: It's alright.
Natalie: When I was sixteen, I thought by twenty three, I would be married, maybe have a kid... Corner office by day, entertaining at night. I was supposed to be driving a Grand Cherokee by now.
Alex: Life can underwhelm you that way.
Natalie: Now I have my sights on twenty nine, because thirty is just way too... apocalyptic. I mean, where did you think you'd be by...
Alex: It doesn't work that way.
Ryan: At a certain point, you stop with the deadlines.
Alex: They can be a little counterproductive.
Natalie: I don't want to say anything that's... anti-feminist. I mean, I really appreciate everything your generation did for me.
Alex: It was our pleasure.
Natalie: But sometimes it feels like no matter how much success I have, it all won't matter until I find the right guy.
Alex: You really thought this guy was the one.
Natalie: Yeah, I guess. I don't know. I could have made it work. He just really fit the bill.
Ryan: The bill?
Natalie: My type. You know, white collar. College grad. Loves dogs. Likes funny movies. Six foot one. Brown hair. Kind eyes. Works in finance but is outdoorsy, you know, on the weekends.
Natalie (continues): I always imagined he'd have a single syllable name like Matt or John or... Dave. In a perfect world, he drives a Four Runner and the only thing he loves more than me is his golden lab. Oh... and a nice smile.
How about you?
Ryan: I'm not sure if...
Natalie: I meant Alex...
Ryan: Right.
Alex: Huh, let me think for a sec.
Alex (continues): Well, by the time you're thirty four, all the physical requirements are pretty much out the window. I mean, you secretly pray he'll be taller than you. Not an asshole would be nice? Just someone who enjoys my company. Comes from a good family - you don't think about that when you're younger. Wants kids... Likes kids... Wants kids... Healthy enough to play catch with the future son one day.
Alex (continues): Please let him earn more than I do. That doesn't make sense now, but believe me, it will one day. Otherwise, it's just a recipe for disaster. Hopefully, some hair on his head...? But it's not exactly a deal-breaker anymore. Nice smile... Yep, a nice smile just might do it.

Natalie: Wow. That was depressing.
Alex and Ryan: It's not that bad.
Natalie: I should just date women.
Alex: Tried it. We're no picnic ourselves.
Natalie: I don't mind being married to my career, and I don't expect it to hold me in bed as I fall asleep. I just don't want to settle.
Alex: You're young. Right now you see settling as some sort of a failure.
Natalie: It is. By definition.
Alex: Don't worry, by the time someone is right for you, it won't feel like settling... And the only person left to judge you will be the twenty four year old girl with a target on your back.

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