Ryan himself is facing the prospect of redundancy, or at least a change in lifestyle, with a switch from firing people face to face to doing it over the internet, thereby saving travel costs. And while his transitory world of hotel rooms and airports — not to mention his job itself, which is pretty soul destroying — it is his world and his job. And for the rest of us, it is a component of our own, which inevitably has its transitory and soul destroying moments.
And now that job security is a thing of the past, all of our jobs are on the line. So this is a film about our time.
Clooney puts in a stellar performance and should win the Oscar. He is supported by brilliant performances from Vera Farmiga as his girlfriend Alex and Anna Kendrick as co-worker Natalie, who have also got to rated as chances.