Unfair Reitman nepotism criticism

In an article about likely award-winning films there was, I felt an unfair dig at Jason Reitman. The throwaway line suggested he was likely to get an Oscar nomination for his latest film Up In The Air due to nepotism. To my knowledge Reitman has made three films, Thank You For Smoking, Juno and UITA. 3 films in 3/4 years. All have been multi-nominated, multi-award winning films and to suggest he/the films get nominated because his dad makes films is such a reach when you actually consider the films. It was an example I think of the writer reaching for an easy line. The guy makes intelligent, thought-provoking, mature films and to try and dismiss him and his work is this way struck me as very unfair. UITA has been consistently well-reviewed for the months it’s been playing the festival circuit with Clooney, in particular being praised for delivering his best film performance to date. The search for Narrative at all times is a very human one but one wonders at times how far Journalism will go to tell a ‘story’. Cheap shot.

6 Responses to Unfair Reitman nepotism criticism

  1. any chance of a link to forementioned article?


    • joolsayodeji says:

      I read the article in print and the online version has been subbed to remove the line but i’ve scanned the original and posted it.


    • joolsayodeji says:

      did you see John Carter? eitherorbored? Were you as underwhelmed as the the general consensus seemed to be? I need to look at it again with a few months hindsight to see if I feel any differently. At the time I was very conscious of the voice actors, Dafoe, Sam Morton. I also think Disney seemed very quick o write-it off, literally, which I think killed any chance it might have had of overcoming some of the poor reviews


  2. So what says:

    Jason Reitman got the jobs, the scripts, and the financing because of Daddy.

    You believe anything else and you’re an idiot.


  3. So what says:

    Nepotism is the greatest threat to America, more dangerous and lethal than terrorism, more devious and deceitful than Goldman Sachs, more vicious and savage than Rush Limbaugh and anti-Semitism.

    Jason Reitman is a terrorist and a product of the same Nepotism jihad that has plagued us with Jonah Goldberg, Skip Carey, Joe Buck, Paris Hilton, and George W. Bush. Spoiled brats, idiots, and lazy punks – one and all.


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