Anna Kendrick: 10 greatest movies of all time

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Actresses Vera Farmiga (R) and Anna Kendrick (L) pose with director Jason Reitman as they attend the premiere of ‘Up In The Air’ during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Actresses Vera Farmiga (R) and Anna Kendrick (L) pose with director Jason Reitman as they attend the premiere of ‘Up In The Air’ during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images) /

2. Up in the Air

Original Release Date: December 4, 2009

Box Office Earnings: Up in the Air earned $166,842,739 worldwide, with $83,823,381 being the domestic gross. The budget was on the lower side at around $25 million, so the movie was a financial success.

Critical Acclaim: The critics really enjoyed this movie and it sits at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. The fans weren’t as high on it, but a 79% is nothing to be disappointed about. The movie garnered 117 nominations from various award shows and brought home 45 wins. Anna Kendrick won the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.

About the Role: Anna Kendrick plays Natalie Keener, who is ambitious and young. She’s taken under the wing of Ryan Bingham (played by George Clooney) to learn how to fire people. Natalie’s boyfriend breaks up with her via text message and Ryan and fellow traveling businesswoman Alex Goran (played by Vera Farmiga) try to comfort her. Despite the rough time she’s going through personally, she still has to face her job and takes it hard when an employee they fired ends up killing herself.

Simply the Best: This movie really was a breakthrough performance for Anna Kendrick. You can’t help but feel for her character throughout the entire movie. Her work with Clooney was fantastic and the movies deserved all of the critical acclaim it received. She was able to stand out in this performance and it was a wonderful opportunity for her.