Plot Ryan Bingham (Clooney), frequent flyer and corporate downsizer, has his life just how he likes it: no emotional ties, plenty of in-flight perks. That is, until he falls for the enigmatic Alex (Farmiga), and is saddled with work-partner Natalie (Kendrick)… Verdict Oscar frontrunner? Certainly. But don’t let that drag it into some tough-but-good-for-you category. This is smart, silky, sensitive, and funny old-school movie magic.