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Travelling the States visiting offices to sack people in the most sympathetic way, George Clooney lives out of a suitcase and loves his high-flying lifestyle.

But things get bumpy thanks to Vera Farmiga, who he likes to spend time with on his travels, and young upstart Anna Kendrick, who reckons it’s just as easy and an awful lot cheaper to lay off people via a video link.

Witty, intelligent and supremely entertaining, this offbeat comedy is flawlessly played and, when smoothie Clooney shows that he has a heart, the film is also very touching.