Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is a Canadian-American actor and filmmaker, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), Young Adult (2011), and Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). He has received one Grammy Award, one Golden Globe, and four Academy Award nominations. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jason Reitman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Up in the Air (2009)

BrilliantAction-packedFast pacedOriginal

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

Dave (1993)

CharmingCutePowerfulRomantic

A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous moppets whose antics try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Pamela Reed  •  Linda Hunt

Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous moppets whose antics try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Pamela Reed  •  Linda Hunt

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

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Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

Twins (1988)

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Danny DeVito  •  Kelly Preston  •  Chloe Webb

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Danny DeVito  •  Kelly Preston  •  Chloe Webb

Fathers' Day (1997)

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Billy Crystal  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Nastassja Kinski

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Billy Crystal  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Nastassja Kinski

Men, Women & Children (2014)

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Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Rosemarie DeWitt  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Judy Greer  •  Dean Norris

Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Rosemarie DeWitt  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Judy Greer  •  Dean Norris

Labor Day (2013)

Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Kate Winslet  •  Clark Gregg  •  James Van Der Beek

Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Kate Winslet  •  Clark Gregg  •  James Van Der Beek

In God We Trust (2000)

A speeding truck sends Robert into purgatory, with the probability of a warm climate. He escapes to Earth and tries to fix things before purgatory catches up with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Richard Speight Jr.  •  Jeff Witzke

A speeding truck sends Robert into purgatory, with the probability of a warm climate. He escapes to Earth and tries to fix things before purgatory catches up with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Richard Speight Jr.  •  Jeff Witzke

Young Adult (2011)

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Elizabeth Reaser

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Elizabeth Reaser

Don't You Forget About Me (2010)

Throughout the ’80s John Hughes defined the teen movie genre and spoke not only to that generation’s teens, but every generation that has followed. Then in 1991 he hung up his director’s hat and disappeared into obscurity ala J.D Salinger. In 2008, a group of young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Sadowski-Austin
CAST:  David Anderle  •  Mike Bender  •  Jackie Burch  •  Scott Coffey

Throughout the ’80s John Hughes defined the teen movie genre and spoke not only to that generation’s teens, but every generation that has followed. Then in 1991 he hung up his director’s hat and disappeared into obscurity ala J.D Salinger. In 2008, a group of young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Sadowski-Austin
CAST:  David Anderle  •  Mike Bender  •  Jackie Burch  •  Scott Coffey

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014)

A journey through the professional life of innovative film director Richard Linklater: 21 years creating films, carving his signature in pop culture; an analysis of his style and motivations, through the funny and moving testimonies of close friends and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dunaway
CAST:  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Jack Black  •  Miranda Cosgrove  •  Julie Delpy

A journey through the professional life of innovative film director Richard Linklater: 21 years creating films, carving his signature in pop culture; an analysis of his style and motivations, through the funny and moving testimonies of close friends and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dunaway
CAST:  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Jack Black  •  Miranda Cosgrove  •  Julie Delpy

Juno (2007)

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Michael Cera  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jason Bateman

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Michael Cera  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jason Bateman

Consent (2004)

Things are going great on Penny and Judah's first date. They're lounging on her bed and they lean in for a kiss. Then he stops and asks her if she minds going over a sexual consent form. She has no objections, but asks if he minds if her lawyer looks it over. Soon, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Todd Waldman  •  Rachel Vacca  •  Jeff Witzke  •  Katy Ostrander

Things are going great on Penny and Judah's first date. They're lounging on her bed and they lean in for a kiss. Then he stops and asks her if she minds going over a sexual consent form. She has no objections, but asks if he minds if her lawyer looks it over. Soon, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Todd Waldman  •  Rachel Vacca  •  Jeff Witzke  •  Katy Ostrander

Gulp (2001)

A man goes to great lengths to save the life of his pet fish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Jason Carpenter

A man goes to great lengths to save the life of his pet fish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Jason Carpenter

Tully (2018)

Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant at first, she quickly forms a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Mackenzie Davis  •  Mark Duplass  •  Ron Livingston

Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant at first, she quickly forms a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Mackenzie Davis  •  Mark Duplass  •  Ron Livingston

The Front Runner (2018)

Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Vera Farmiga  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Alfred Molina

Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Vera Farmiga  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Alfred Molina
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