‘Up in the Air’ (Jim)
‘Up in the Air’ by Jason Reitman
Character: Jim is getting cold feet right before his wedding
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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JIM: I don’t think I can do this.
I was just laying there last night in bed and I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking about the wedding and the ceremony and all. Us buying a house and moving in together. Having a kid… Having another kid… (begins to snowball) … Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break, football games, all of a sudden they’re out of school, getting jobs, getting married, and then, you know… I’m a grandparent. I’m retired. Before you know it – I’m dead… and I just kept thinking… “What’s the point?” (now asking Ryan directly) I mean what is the point?