‘Up in the Air’ (Alex): Alex’s first flight

Monologues from the movie, Up in the Air

‘Up in the Air’ by Jason Reitman


From: Movie
Type: Dramedy

Character: Alexandra "Alex" Goran, a constantly traveling businesswoman
Gender: Female
Age Range: 30's

Summary: With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.

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ALEX: First time I ever got on a plane, I was seven years old. I got selected for some modeling search… It was a scheme. But that’s not even important. The best part was the flight. I just remember my dad taking me by the band through the airport… and giving me my ticket… and stepping on to the plane. It was all just… kind of magical. (a memory pops in) I remember my dad acting different, you know? The way he spoke to strangers and flirted with the flight attendants. He ordered a Bloody Mary with lunch. I was just a kid, but I remember thinking – When you fly, you can be anyone you want.

*culled

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