The Huffington Post’s Delia Lloyd on why maturity enhances one’s appreciation the Jason Reitman film – this post is a couple of weeks old but since I had seen it, it’s news to me:
1. It’s about the economy. As my former colleague Michelle Brafman notes, this is a movie where the recession plays a starring role. It’s a movie about downsizing, lay-offs and the way in which technological advances affect office life. I’m not saying that someone in their 20s can’t appreciate those things, but they won’t have quite the bite that they do for people who’ve lived through a few economic booms and busts. Evidence in support of this theory: the most moving parts of the film are all shots of real-life middle-aged or older people whose entire lives have been turned upside down by getting fired.
Continued, and a SPOILER WARNING if you haven’t seen the film yet.