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Well to the New York island
To the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me
As I was walking down that ribbon of a highway
I saw above me all that endless skyway
Now I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me
From riven south California
Up to the stacking island
Well down to us to Georgia
Who's then touches on L.A.
Yeah, you know this is your land
This is what I get in return
for 30 years of service for my company?
And they send some yo-yo like you in here,
To try to tell me that I'm out of a job?
They should be telling you you're out of a job.
You have a lot of gall, coming in here
and firing your No.1 producer.
And then you're going to go home tomorrow
and make more money than you've ever made in your life.
And I'm going to go home without a pay cheque. Fuck you!
I just I guess you leave me dumbfounded.
I don't know where this is coming from.
How am I supposed to go back as a man and
explain this to my wife that I lost my job?
On a stress level, I've heard that losing
your job is like a death in the family.
But personally, I feel more like
The people I worked with were my family and I died.
I can't afford to be unemployed.
I have a house payment, I have children.
I don't know how you can live with yourself,
But I'm sure that you'll find a way
while the rest of us are suffering.
Who the fuck are you, man?
Excellent question. Who the fuck am I?
Poor steve has worked here for seven years.
He's never had a meeting with me before
or passed me in the hall,
or told me a story in the break room.
That's because I don't work here.
I work for another company
that lends me out to pussies like Steve's boss
who don't have the balls to sack their own employees,
in some cases for good reason.
Because people do crazy shit when they get fired.
Did I do something wrong?
I mean, is there something I could do differently here?
This is not an assessment of your productivity.
Try not to take this personally.
Steven, I want you to reveal this packet.
I think you're gonna find a lot of good answers in here.
I'm sure this is gonna be very helpful. A packet.
Thank you... A packet.
Well, anybody who ever built an empire
or changed the world
sat where you are right now.
And it's because they sat there they were able to do it.
I'm gonna need your keycard.
Now, I want you to take the day,
go get together your personal things,
Then tomorrow, you get yourself some exercise.
You go out for a jog,
You give yourself some routines
and pretty soon you find your legs.
How do I get in touch with you?
Don't worry, we'll be in touch with you soon.
This is just the beginning.
I'll never see Steve again.
To know me is to fly with me.
This is where I live.
When I run my card, this is the model and automatic prompts
the deskclerk to greet me with this exact states.
Pleasure to see you again, Mr Bingham.
It's these kinds of systemized friendly touches
that keep my world in orbit.
All the things you probably hate about travelling
the recycled air, the artificial lighting,
诸如 循环空气 人工灯光
the digital juice dispensers,
are warm reminders that I'm home.
Do you want the can sir?
- The what? - Do you want the can sir?
- The cancer? - The can...sir?
-癌症 -罐装饮料 先生
Oh, no. I'm fine, thank you.
How much does your life weigh?
Imagine for a second that you're carrying a backpack.
I want you to feel the straps on your shoulders.
Now I want you to pack it with
all the stuff that you have in your life.
Start with the little things,
the things on shelves and in drawers
the knick-knacks, the collectibles.
Feel the weight as that adds up.
Then you start adding larger stuff,
clothes, table-top appliances, lamps, linens, your TV
衣物 餐具 灯 家纺和电视
The backpack should be getting pretty heavy now.
And you go bigger.
Your couch, bed, your kitchen table.
沙发 床 餐桌
Stuff it all in there. Your car, get it in there.
Your home, whether it's a studio apartment
or a two-bedroom house.
I want you to stuff it all into that backpack.
Now try to walk.
It's kind of hard, isn't it?
This is what we do to ourselves on a daily basis.
We weigh ourselves down until we can't even move.
And make no mistake... Moving is living.
Now, I'm gonna set that backpack on fire.
What do you want to take out of it?
Photos are for people who can't remember.
Drink some ginkgo and let the photos burn.
In fact, let everything burn and imagine
waking up tomorrow with nothing.
It's kind of exhilarating, isn't it?
Welcome back, Mr. Bingham.
Ryan Bingham's office.
You have me in a Dodge Stratus in Kansas city.
They were out of all full-size sedans.
Yes, I reminded them of your remarkable
No.1 gold club status and years in the program.
They are literally moving mountains to see you in a Sebring.
Fair enough. Any other messages?
Er...your sister Kara called.
Needs to speak urgently about your sister's wedding.
I told her you were mid-air,
and not even I knew your destination.
You got an invitation
to speak at goalquest in Vegas.
Every once in a while, I do speaking engagements,
motivational stuff. But goalquest?
We're talking major Tony Robbins shit.
It's got a hologram on it. They're calling it Dos Equis.
- All right, I'll check in. - Wait a while,
I've got er... Craig Gregory for you.
Wait no... I-I-er...
How is my little road warrior?
Hey, 20 minutes from boarding into a world of bliss.
Real good numbers out of phoenix, Ry guy.
You know that big auto is about to cut
another 10k before the end of the month?
Yeah Christmas came early.
I wish I could have you in about five places at once,
but I do need you back here in
Omaha by the end of the week. Alright?
I thought you needed me everywhere.
Yeah well you know, we got something real big here,
a real game changer.
What are we talking about here?
You'll see. Today
I took my first crap in two weeks, hallelujah.
That's me hanging up on you.
Great, love that sound.
Are you satisfied with Maestro?
A little stingy with their miles. I like Hertz.
No, Hertz keeps its vehicles too long.
If a car has over 20,000 miles, I won't drive it.
Maestro doesn't instant checkout.
I like the park-and-go.
Hertz doesn't guarantee navigation.
You don't seem like a girl who needs directions.
I hate asking for directions. That's why I get a nav.
That new outfit, Colonial, isn't bad.
- Is that a joke? - Yes.
Their kiosk placement blows.
They never have available upgrades.
Basically, it's a fleet of shit boxes.
I don't know how they're still in business.
- I'm Ryan. - I'm Alex.
Maplewood card. How dare you bring that into this palace?
Hilton offers equal value and better food but the
maplewood gives out warm cookies at check-in.
They got you with the cookies, didn't they?
Yeah I'm a sucker for simulated hospitality.
There's an industry term for that.
It's a mixture of faux and homey - faumey.
I wasn't sure this actually existed.
This is the american airlines...
It's a concierge key, yeah.
- What is that, carbon fibre? - Graphite.
Oh, I love the weight.
That's for excited today that bad boy came in.
I put up pretty pedestrian numbers.
60 thou a year, domestic.
- That's not bad. - Don't patronise me.
- What's your total? - It's a personal question.
- Please. - And we hardly know each other.
Come on, impress me.
- I bet it's huge. - You have no idea.
How big? What is it, this big?
I don't want to brag.
Oh, come on! Come on.
Let's just say I have a number in mind. I haven't hit it yet.
This is pretty fucking sexy.
Hope it doesn't cheapen our relationship.
We're two people who get turned on by elite status.
I think cheap is our starting point.
There's nothing cheap about loyalty.
So we came up with this master plan, which was for me...
...to put gauze, to put bandages on both my hands.
Then we got on the plane,
transatlantic, flying to erm...Zurich.
I walked up, waited till it was dark,
and I walked up to the bathroom with her.
Everybody was watching the movie ouutside...
Opened up, went inside. She opened the door for me,
and came in like she was gonna help me.
We gave it our best shot. It wasn't great.
But it was fun. It was tricky.
Give me some details.
Well it's not so easy. Have you ever tried it?
- Really? - Really.
- You've done that? - I have done that.
- On a transatlantic flight? - On a domestic flight
-在跨大西洋的航班上 -不是 国内航班
- At night-time? - Daytime.
- What? - And how'd you do that?
Oh, I'm really flexible.
Ah, I should throw these out.
We can always use that room with the ice machine.
Good call on that towel rack.
I like how you burritoed me in the sofa cushions.
I was improvising.
Shame we didn't make it to the closet.
- We got to do this again. - Oh, yeah.
I'm in Newark on the 12th, Modesto on the 13th...
Oklahoma city on the 15th...
I'll be swinging by Albuquerque week of the 16th.
No, I'm in Florida on the 20th.
- Miami. - That's nothing.
I should probably go back to my room
so I can wake up in my bed.
I think that would be the ladylike thing to do.
- Nice meeting you. - A pleasure.
- Hello? - Hey, Ryan, how are you holding up?
-你好 -瑞恩 最近怎么样
Every family has the one person
who keeps the genealogy in check.
That's my sister kara - the glue.
Fine. You and the kids?
Missy's outstanding, Matthew made varsity.
- How's the road? - Couldn't be better.
- Good. So, Ryan? - Yeah?
-很好 瑞恩 -什么事
I didn't even want to have to ask you this,
because I know how you are about doing things for others.
But we're coming up on three weeks to go to Julie's wedding
and there's something we could really use your help on.
We've been sending people these kits,
so they can print out photos of Julie and Jim on cardbord,
and then take photos of them in interesting places,
kinda like that gnome in the french movie.
Because it's Julie's wedding and she thinks it would be fun.
Does it matter why?
Would you call her. She thinks you've turned to butter.
You're awfully isolated how you live.
Isolated? I'm surrounded.
So your assistant said you were gonna be in Vegas.
Can you get a photo of the cut-out
In front of the luxor pyramid?
The place is a shithole. Nobody stays there.
Jesus, Ryan, I'm not asking you to check in.
天 瑞恩 我没让你住那里
Can you just take a stupid photo?
Thank you for trying your best.
Last year, I spent 322 days on the road,
which means I had to spend 43 miserable days at home.
- Hey, neighbour. -Hey. Hi.
-你好 邻居 -你好
I signed for this while you were gone
- I hope it wasn't too much of a bother. - Nah.
It's my sister. I haven't met the guy yet.
They're getting married.
- Lots of luck. - I know, right?
What are you doing tonight? You wanna come over later?
Um...I've started seeing somebody.
Hey, it's good to see you.
- You too. - It seems like it's been a while this time.
I am just I'm thrilled that everyone's
back under one roof. Welcome home, boys.
I know there's been a lot of whispering about
why we're here, so let me jump right in.
Retailers are down 20%.
Auto industry is in the dump.
Housing market doesn't have a heartbeat.
It is one of the worst times on record for America.
This is our moment.
Now, last summer, we received a
dynamite young woman here from Cornell.
And she had some pretty big ideas
that she challenged me with.
My first reaction was,
"Who does this kid think that she is?"
But after I gave it a listen,
She really knocked me out. So...
With a peek into our future.
If there's one word I want to leave you with today,
Our global must become local.
This company keeps 23 people on the road
At least 250 days a year.
It's expensive and it's inefficient.
When I came to Craig three months ago with this,
He told me, and quite astutely,
It's only a problem if you have a solution.
Well, today I stand before you with just that.
You all know Ned in reception.
Today I'm gonna fire Ned.
I'm sure HR will hire you back this afternoon.
We'll see about that.
Ned could be any employee in any one
of our clients' locations worldwide.
Strategy packets will be shipped in advance.
Ned will be given a seat and find one of
our transition specialists waiting for him.
Mr Laskin, the reason we're having this conversation
As your position is no longer available.
I don't understand. I'm fired?
Hearing the words "you've been let go" is never easy.
Changes are always scaring.
But consider the following.
Anybody who ever built an empire or
changed the world
sat where you are now.
And it's because they sat there
that they were able to do it.
My fucking line.
But what happens now?
This is the first step of a process that will
end with you in a new job that fulfils you.
Yeah, but how does it work?
I want you to take the packet in front of you.
Review it - all the answers
you're looking for are inside.
Start filling out the necessary information and before
You know it you'll be on your way to new opportunities.
Now Ned, I need you to go back to your desk
and start putting together your things.
As a favour to me, I'd appreciate it
If you didn't spread the news just yet.
Panic doesn't help anyone.
Give applaud for Ned.
You can start the morning in Boston,
stop in Dallas over lunch,
and finish the day in San Francisco.
All for the price of a T1 line.
Our inflated travel budget is eviscerated by 85%.
And more importantly, to you guys on the road,
no more Christmases in a hotel in Tulsa,
no more hours lost to weather delays.
You get to come home.
Tell me you're not taking this seriously.
That's why I brought the entire company
Because we're not taking it seriously
There is a methodology to what I do,
There is a reason why it works.
Coke and IBM have been doing this for years, alright?
You familiar with them?
And just like anything else you know.
It's gonna take a few months of sorta transition
Then everybody is gonna settle in.
Who are you taking off the road?
How are you not getting this?
You are grouned. Everybody's grounded.
What we do here is brutal.
And it does leave people devastated.
But there is a dignity to the way I do it.
By stabbing them in the chest
instead of the back, right?
You wanted to see me?
You know what? Yeah, come on in.
是的 进来 进来
- Great job out there. - Thank you.
- How's everyone taking it? - Great.
Listen, I admire your...zeal.
And I think you have some very good ideas.
But you know nothing about the realities of my industry.
You can set up an ichat,
but you don't know how people think.
- Actually I minored in psychology. - Nice.
-事实上 我辅修过心理学 -很好
- Ok, kiddo, fire me. - Ryan
-好吧 丫头 来解雇我 -瑞恩
She's going to be doing this on a regular basis.
Don't you want to know if she can fire somebody?
She's fired Ned.
My dog can fire Ned.
You don't need to do this.
No, it's ok. I got this.
不 没关系 让我来
I regret to inform you that your position
at this company is no longer available.
- Who the hell are you? - My name is Miss Keener.
I'm here today to discuss your future.
The only one who can fire me is Craig Gregory.
Mr. Gregory hired me to handle this for him.
Handle what? Handle me?
Mr. Gregory hired me,
He's the only one who can fire me.
You know what? I'm gonna go talk to him.
- Mr Bingham... - No, no, no! You can't follow me.
-宾汉姆先生 -不 你不能追上来
You're on a computer screen, remember?
- Right. - Alright, let's try this again.
- Fire me again. - I just did.
Actually, you didn't. Fire me.
That's enough. We get it.
Mr Bingham, I'm here today to inform you
That your position is no longer available.
- I'm fired? - Yes, you're fired.
-我被解雇了 -是的 您被解雇了
- Never say fired. - You've been let go.
This is a mythical situation.
How could I possibly know why?
Why doesn't matter, you never know why.
It's important not to focus on the why and rather
to spend your energy thinking about your future.
Well, I'm gonna spend my energy on suing you
unless you give me a good reason why you're firing me.
Mr. Bingham, the reason's not important.
You're firing me without grounds?
Now I really have a lawsuit.
I get what you're trying to say, Ryan.
Don't take this personally, Mr. Bingham.
This is the most personal situation
you are ever gonna enter,
before you try to revolutionise my business,
I'd like to know that you actually know my business.
That's a hell of a way to welcome her to the team.
Am I the only one that sees that by doing this
we're making ourselves irrelevant?
No, frankly, we're making you irrelevant.
不 坦白说 那只会让你脱节
- Nice. - Don't blame me.
Blame high fuel costs,
Blame insurance premiums, blame technology.
You better watch yourself,
you're a little too young to become a dinosaur.
I'm not a dinosaur.
I want you to show her the ropes.
What do I know what goes on here? Get Ferguson to do it.
I'm not talking about here.
C'mon you're very-very confident this
girl doesn't know what she's doing. So...
I'm sorry. I don't think a myspace page
qualifies you to rewire a company.
Well then great here's your chance. Go out,
很好 机会来了 去吧
show her the magic, take her through the paces.
I'm not a fucking tour guide.
Bingham, here's the boat. And here's you.
宾汉姆 这是船 这是你
- Do you want to be in the boat? - Yeah, alone.
-你想上船吗 -是的 一个人
We're ringing the bell, we're rounding everybody up.
You want to stay out a bit longer, you're welcome
to do it, but you will not be alone. Ok?
- What? - Follow me.
I really like my luggage.
That's exactly what it is. It's a luggage.
You know how much time you lose checking in?
I don't know. 5...10 minutes?
35 minutes a flight.
I travel 270 days a year.
That's 157 hours.
That makes seven days.
You willing to throw away an entire week on that?
You don't need this. Sorry, you don't need that.
这个 抱歉 你不需要这个
You're not gonna need that.
They have neck pillows on the plane.
Yeah this - they have better ones there.
I'll get rid of this.
I can just meet you at security.
You can't be serious.
Never get behind people travelling with infants.
I've never seen a stroller collapse
in less than 20 minutes.
Old people are worse.
Their bodies are littered with hidden metal.
And they never appreciate how
little time they have left on earth.
Here you go. 5 words.
Randomly selected for additional screening.
They pack light, travel efficiently and they've
got a thing for slip-on shoes - God love 'em!
I'm like my mother, I stereotype. It's faster.
我像我妈 对人保有成见 这样更快
You mad at your computer?
I type with purpose.
What is it that you're working on so furiously?
I'm building a workflow of firing techniques.
It's questions and responses, actions and reactions.
A script taking you through the steps of firing someone.
you could put it in the hands of anyone
and they'd be downsizing immediately.
All you have to do is follow the steps.
Natalie, what is it you think we do here?
We prepare the newly-unemployed for the
emotional and physical hurdles of job hunting,
while minimising legal blowback.
That's what we're selling. It's not what we're doing.
Ok, what are we doing?
We are here to make limbo tolerable,
to ferry wounded souls across the river of dread
until the point where hope is dimly visible.
And then stop the boat, shove 'em in the water
and make 'em swim.
That's really impressive.
You're gonna put that in your book?
Hey, I gotta grab this. I'll meet you at the car rental.
Hey, I was hoping I'd hear from you.
I'm in Hotlanta and I need a rib-joint recommend bed.
Fat matts. Bring a bib.
You never called.
Well, I wasn't sure what was appropriate.
Ryan, I'm not some waitress
you banged in a snowstorm.
That word has no place in our vocabulary.
I'm the woman that you don't have to worry about.
Sounds like a trap.
Listen. The next time that
you're worried about manners, don't.
If you wanna call, call.
Just think of me as yourself, only with a vagina.
When am I gonna see you?
Well, I'm out of Hartsfield into IAD,
with a connection in ORD into SDF.
- Sorry. - Yeah, tell me about it.
How long's your layover?
They got multiples into SDF. Can you push?
All you have to do today is watch and listen.
And when I talk about a strategy packet,
hand them one of those.
So although I wish I were here with better news,
the fact is that you and I
are sitting here today because
this will be your last week
of employment at this company.
- Why me? - What am I supposed to do now?
Am I supposed to feel better
I'm not the only one losing my job?
This is ridiculous!
I have been a fine employee for over 10 years.
And this is the way you treat me.
How do you sleep at night, man?
How's your family? They sleeping well at night?
Electricity still on?
Heat still on, refrigerator full of food?
Gas tank full of gas?
Going to Chuck E. Cheese this weekend or something?
No, my kids, we're not gonna do anything.
不 我的孩子们 我们什么都做不了
What do you suggest I tell them?
Perhaps you're underestimating the positive effect
that your career transition can have on your children.
The positive effect?
I make about 90 grand a year now.
Unemployment is what - 250 bucks a week?
Is that one of your positive effects?
Well we'll get to be cosier because
I'm not gonna pay the mortgage for me house.
So maybe we can move into a nice fucking
one-bedroom apartment somewhere.
And I guess without benefits,
I'll be able to hold my daughter as she,
you know, suffers from her asthma
that I won't be able to afford the medication for.
Well...tests have shown that children
under moderate trauma have a tendency to
apply themselves academically...
..as a method of coping.
That's what my kids'll think.
Your children's admiration is important to you?
Well, I doubt they ever admired you, Bob.
Hey, asshole, aren't you supposed to be consoling me?
I'm not a shrink, Bob. I'm a wake-up call.
鲍勃 我不是心理专家 只是给你提个醒
You know why kids love athletes?
I don't know, because they screw lingerie models?
No, that's why we love athletes.
Kids love athletes
because they follow their dreams.
Well, I can't dunk.
No, but you can cook.
What are you talking about?
Your resume says that
You minored in French culinary arts.
Most students, they work on the fryer at KFC,
but you bussed tables at IL Picador to support yourself.
Then you get out of college
and then you come and work here.
How much did they first pay you
to give up on your dreams?
And when were you going to stop
and come back and do what makes you happy?
I see guys who work at the same company
for their entire lives,
guys exactly like you.
They clock in, they clock out, and
they never have a moment of happiness.
You have an opportunity here, Bob.
This is a rebirth.
If not for you, do it for your children.
He just waltzes in and cuts in line?
We reserve priority assistance
for our hilton honors members.
The promotions are great. You should check it out.
Our business expense allots $40 each for dinner.
I plan on grabbing as many miles as I can.
Ok, you gotta fill me in on the miles thing.
What is that about?
Are you talking about... like frequent flyer miles?
- You really want to know? - I'm dying to know.
I don't spend a nickel if I can help it
unless it somehow profits my mileage account.
So what are you saving up for - Hawaii, south of France?
你积攒里程干嘛 去夏威夷 还是法国南部
It's not like that. The miles are the goal.
You're saving just to save?
Just say I have a number in mind and I haven't hit it yet.
That's a little abstract. What's the target?
- I'd rather not. - Is it a secret target?
It's 10 million miles.
Ok. Isn't 10 million just a number?
Pi's just a number.
Well, we all need a hobby.
No, I... I don't mean to belittle your
Collection. I get it. It sounds cool.
收藏 我理解 听起来很酷
I'd be the seventh person to do it.
More people have walked on the moon.
Do they throw you a parade?
You get lifetime executive status,
You get to meet the chief pilot, Maynard Finch...
And they put your name on a side of plane.
Men get such hard-ons from putting their
name on stuff. You guys don't grow up.
It's like you need to pee on everything.
Oh, now who's stereotyping?
Fear of mortality. It's like, yeah, you're gonna die one day.
害怕死亡 就像 某天你会死掉
And why do you suppose that singular to men?
Probably because you can't have babies.
If I had that many miles...
I would show up at an airport,
Look at the destination board, pick a place and go.
Thank you for the advice.
Ok. Closer. Way closer.
Too far. Up. Up one more inch.
太下面了 移上一点 在往上一寸
I don't get it. Why does your sister want a fake photo?
My sister is kooky. She thinks this is
charming. It's like the gnome thing.
No, I mean, why would she want a fake
photo in front of st louis airport?
Are you kidding - Lambert field?
The Wright brothers flew through there.
That domed main terminal,
is the first of its kind, a precursor
of everything from JFK to De Gaulle.
- Pretty sweet. - Just take the picture.
Well, that's a keeper.
Why she wants dozens of reminders of all
the places she hasn't been is beyond me.
Well I'm sure she'll be crushed for having missed this airport.
Look, before Lindbergh had crossed the Atlantic,
he took off from one of those runways.
D'you ever wonder why they called it the spirit of St. Louis?
Do you know how fucked this place is now?
I am the one thing - the one thing-
preventing this place from being totally fucked in the ass.
Sometimes they just need to vent.
Please, for the love of god, can I fire the next one?
Miss Barnes, thank you for joining us.
I'm here to be fired, right?
Well, we're here to talk about your future.
You don't have to sugar-coat it. I get the drill.
What are they offering?
Inside the packet, you'll find a
clearly worked out severance package.
Give me the bullet points.
It's actually pretty good
Three months' pay, six months' medical.
And a full year of placement services
through our company ctc.
Placement services. That's generous.
Commonly it takes one month of searching for
every $10,000 you expect to earn in salary.
- So I could be looking for a while. - Not necessarily.
Don't even sweat it. I'm pretty confident about my plans.
- Really? - Yeah.
There's this beautiful bridge by my house.
I'm gonna go jump off it.
People say these things all the time. It's part of the trade.
- They do? - Yeah.
They say crazy things. They get worked up.
She was really calm.
I think that's a good sign.
So they don't ever actually do it?
No. No, it's just talk.
- How do you know? Do you follow up? - I mean no,
-你怎么知道他们不会 跟踪他们吗 -没有
nothing good's gonna come of that, but..
I wouldn't worry about it.
This is what we do, Natalie. We take people
这是我们的工作 娜塔莉 我们在人们
at their most fragile and we set them adrift.
You ready to go back in?
All right, let's go. Come on.
No, I'm fine. Tell me something sweet.
不 我挺好 说点高兴的事吧
I'll be back soon. I'm not really sure how
long this whole exercise is supposed to last.
No, I don't even think of him that way. He's old.
不 我对他没意思 他很老
- I- I'm done? - I wasn't expecting this. Not at all.
-这就结束了吗 -我没想到 一点也没想到
I'm disappointed that I've given so much of my life...
There are people that are gonna be
way more qualified than me now.
I don't know what to do when
I wake up in the morning, tomorrow.
- Are we going? - Yeah.
This is how I start every day of my life.
Now, this is gonna be a little difficult, so stay with me.
You have a new backpack.
Only this time, I want you to fill it with people.
Start with casual acquaintances, friends of friends,
Folks around the office.
And then you move into the people you
trust with your most intimate secrets -
Your cousins, your aunts, your uncles,
你的侄子 阿姨 叔叔
your brothers, your sisters, your parents,
and finally your husband, your wife,
最后 你的丈夫 妻子
your boyfriend or your girlfriend.
You get them into that backpack.
Don't worry. I'm not gonna ask you to light it on fire.
Feel the weight of that bag.
Make no mistake, your relationships are
the heaviest components in your life.
Do you feel the straps cutting into your shoulders?
All those negotiations and arguments,
and secrets and compromises.
You don't need to carry all that weight.
Why don't you set that bag down?
Some animals were meant to carry each other,
to live symbiotically for a lifetime -
Star-crossed lovers, monogamous swans.
We are not those animals.
The slower we move, the faster we die.
- You never want to get married? - Nope.
- Never want kids? - Not a chance.
- Ever? - Never.
- Is that so bizarre? - Yes.
- Yes, it is. - I just don't see the value in it.
-是的 没错 -我不知道这样有什么意义
- Right, sell it to me. - what?
-好吧 推销给我 -什么
Sell me marriage.
- Ok, how about love? - Ok.
-好吧 爱情怎么样 -好吧
Stability, just somebody you can count on...
how many stable marriages do you know?
Somebody to talk to, someone to spend your life with.
I'm surrounded by people to talk to.
I doubt that's gonna change.
How about just not dying alone?
Starting when I was 12, we moved each of
my grandparents into a nursing facility.
My parents went the same way.
Make no mistake, we all die alone.
Now, those cult members in San Diego,
with the kool-aid and the sneakers...
They didn't die alone.
I'm just saying there are options.
Ok. Ok. All right.
Natalie, this is Alex, my friend. This is Natalie.
I should give you both a moment.
No. No, that's fine. I'm fine. It's a pleasure to meet you.
不 我没事 很高兴认识你
Maybe we should just all go up to our rooms and freshen up.
- Maybe a drink? - Now you're talking.
He broke up with you over a text message?
It's kind of like firing someone over the internet.
- What a weaselly prick. - Yeah, but what does that make me?
-狡猾的混蛋 -没错 那我变成什么了
- Someone who falls for a prick. - We all fall for them.
Pricks are spontaneous, they're unpredictable and fun.
混蛋很有野性 难于捉摸 而且有趣
Then we're surprised when they turn out to be pricks.
- I followed him to Omaha. - You did?
I had a job waiting for me in San Francisco
when he got an offer from Conagra.
He said we could start a life together.
- So I followed him. - To Nebraska?
I thought I'd be engaged by now.
- None taken. - That's all right.
When I was 16, I thought by 23 I'd be married,
maybe have a kid, corner office by day, entertaining at night.
也许有个小孩 白天坐办公室 晚上休闲娱乐
I was supposed to be driving a grand cherokee by now.
Life can underwhelm you that way.
I mean, where did you think you'd be by um...
- It doesn't work that way. - At a certain point,
you stop with the deadlines.
It can be a little counterproductive.
I don't want to say anything anti-feminist.
I really appreciate everything that
your generation did for me.
- It was our pleasure. - Well done.
But sometimes it feels like,
no matter how much success I have,
It's not gonna matter until I find the right guy.
You really thought this guy was the one?
I could have made it work.
He um... he really fit the bill.
- You know? - The bill?
White collar, college grad.
Loves dogs, likes funny movies.
Six-foot-one, brown hair, kind eyes,
6英尺1英寸 棕色头发 友善的眼神
Works in finance but is outdoorsy...
you know, on the weekends.
I always imagined he'd have a single
syllable name like Matt or John...
In a perfect world, he drives a 4runner, and
the only thing he loves more than me is his golden lab.
And a nice smile.
- What about you? - Let me think.
Honestly, by the time you're 34, all the
physical requirements go out the window.
Like you secretly pray that he'll be taller than you.
Not an asshole would be nice. Just someone who
enjoys my company, comes from a good family.
I guess you don't think about that when you're younger.
I don't know... I mean... somebody who wants kids.
Likes kids. Wants kids
Healthy enough to play with his kids.
Please let him earn more money than I do.
You might not understand that now,
but believe me, you will one day.
Otherwise that's a recipe for disaster.
And hopefully some hair on his head.
But I mean even that's not a deal breaker these days.
Yeah, a nice smile. Nice smile just might do it.
对 和善的微笑 和善的微笑也许就够了
Wow, that was depressing.
- I should just date women. - Tried it.
We're no picnic ourselves.
I don't mind being married to my career.
And I don't expect it to hold me in bed as I fall asleep.
I just don't want to settle.
You're young. Right now you see
settling as some sort of a failure.
It is...by definition.
But by the time someone is right for you,
it won't feel like settling.
And the only person left to judge you
Will be the 23-year-old girl with a target on your back.
So what's the plan for the evening?
Well, we were gonna hit that party for
the tech conference at the hotel.
I didn't know you could just attend those.
I thought you had to register.
Technically, I don't think it's open to the public.
- ...just stop by. - You're gonna crash it?
- They do have a nice party - What to do with...
- And they have a good time, usually. - No, no, I get it. I'm in.
-应该很好玩 -不不 我明白 我也去
- Shit! - Ah, it'll be fine.
Yeah. This was a great idea.
You're exactly what I wanna look like in 15 years.
- Thank you, Natalie. - You should dance.
-谢谢你 娜塔莉 -你们应该跳舞
- Come on. - No, no, no.
-来吧 -不 算了
- I'm Dave. - I'm Natalie.
How's everybody doing out there?
Right about now, give it up for
a very special Alphatech guest.
What's up, Alphatech?
I got a busted computer. Can somebody fix it for me?
I want you to have a key to my place.
I had no idea we were at that point in our relationship.
- Oh, yes. - Wow.
Back home I don't get to act the way I do with you.
- That's why I don't have a back home. - I know.
Mr. Empty Backpack.
- You know about my backpack? - I googled you.
It's what us modern girls do when we have a crush.
Does it bother you?
Is the bag empty because you hate people or because
you hate the baggage they come along with?
I don't hate people. I'm not exactly a hermit.
You just don't want to be tied down
with the whole responsibility thing.
I don't know what originally sparked the backpack.
Probably needed to be alone.
Recently, I've been thinking that I needed to empty the
backpack before I know what to put back in it.
- Oh, no! - I think we're out of gas.
I have to fly standby and make a meeting in Cincinnati.
I made you feel cheap.
It's all right. Just leave the money on the dresser.
I'll text you later so we can swap schedules.
I really like you.
- I like you too. - Good.
Go catch your plane.
It was kind of out of hand. I said things erm...
I'm not actually sure everything that I said.
- But I didn't want you to think... - Just relax.
It was nice to see you cut loose.
So did you wake him up or slip out?
- What? - This morning. Your new friend.
-什么 -今天早上 你那位新朋友
Did you wake him up for an awkward goodbye, or did you
just slip out and make him feel like a whore?
Protocol's always tricky.
What happened to Alex?
She had to leave town early to get to a meeting.
- That's too bad. Where's she live? - Chicago.
-真可惜 她家在哪儿 -芝加哥
Thinking of going to see her?
We don't really have that kind of relationship.
What erm... kind of relationship do you have?
Well, you know...casual.
Sounds pretty special.
Don't you think there's a future there?
I never really thought about it. What's going on here?
- Really never thought about it? - No.
How can you not think about that?
How does it not even cross your mind that
you might want a future with someone?
It's simple. You know that moment
when you look into somebody's eyes
and you can feel them staring into your soul and
the whole world goes quiet just for a second?
Right. Well, I don't.
You're an asshole.
I'm just dicking around.
Come on. Give me a hand.
Don't you think it's worth giving her a chance?
A chance at something real.
Natalie, your definition of real
will evolve as you get older.
Can you stop condescending for one second or
is it a principle of your bullshit philosophy?
The isolation, the travelling.
Is that supposed to be charming?
No, it's simply a life choice.
It's a cocoon of self-banishment.
- Screw you. - Screw you, too.
You have set up a way of life that basically makes it
impossible for you to have any kind of human connection.
And now, this woman comes along and somehow runs
the gauntlet of your ridiculous life choice,
and comes out on the other end smiling
just so you can call her "casual"?
I need to grow up? You're a 12-year-old.
I don't have a gauntlet...
Listen, these Detroit guys can be tough.
They'll be getting hammering.
So don't get distracted. Stick with the simple stuff.
You get these packets in their hands
and get them out the door, ok?
Hey, welcome to Detroit.
What's going on here?
I've been looking at those great numbers of the last few days
I thought maybe we should just nut up and give this a try.
We could use a little more time.
You gotta leave the nest at some point, huh?
This a real company, Craig.
We're here to do some damage.
I know. It's a good thing we brought our best ok?
Let's stop screwing around.
Just give me a minute to prepare and get my things together.
I was thinking that Natalie was going to take this one.
She's hardly ready for that.
I've been watching her results the last few days. She's great.
This is a whole other animal.
You know, she created it and everything right?
Hey, Natalie, are you not up for it?
Just remember, don't apologise or
tell them how hard this is for you.
Today's one of the worst days they're ever gonna have.
How we feel doesn't even compare.
- Got it. - Keep it professional. You'll be fine.
What's all this? What's going on?
Hello, Mr Samuels.
I wish I were here with better news.
your position here at Wertheimer's no longer available.
What are you talking about?
You've been let go.
My name is Miss Keener and I'm here
today to talk about your options.
I worked for this company for 17 years
and they send a 4th-grader to can me?
What the fuck is this?
It's perfectly normal to be upset.
However, the sooner you can tell yourself that
greater opportunities are waiting for you...
Greater opportunities? I'm 57 fucking years old.
Anybody who ever built an empire or changed the world
sat where you are now.
And it's because they sat there that they were able to do it.
There's a packet in front of you.
I want you to take some time and review it.
All the answers you're looking for are inside those pages.
The sooner you trust the process, the sooner
the next step of your life will unveil itself.
I need you to go back to your office now
and put together your personal things.
Mr Samuels, that's all we can discuss now.
You ok? You want me to take over?
No, I'm all right.
Look, we just got here. That's one place.
I think, we need to try a few more.
Maybe it doesn't make any difference, but it's
comforting to know we're in the next room.
I know you don't give a shit about my comfort.
I think we could try a few more, that's all I'm saying.
All right. Ok. All right.
好吧 行 好的
He thought you did a great job. You did.
- I'm real proud of you. - Thanks.
They're pulling us off the road.
We're going home.
Really? For good?
I'm sorry about what I said about Alex.
That was out of line.
It's all right. I understand.
I mean, who am I to be doling out relationship advice, right?
Are you gonna be ok?
It's better than you'd think.
Ryan. Where are you going?
I'm grabbing another flight.
Something I've got to take care of. I'll see you back at home.
Ok, walk it in a little.
There you go. Yeah.
They're a cute couple.
Yeah, they'll make cute kids.
How do you like Wisconsin in February?
I'll like it if you're there. And I
know a Killer Burger in Milwaukee.
What are you doing this weekend?
You want me to be your date?
At your sister's wedding?
It's not like I know her that well.
Look, I'm not the wedding type, right?
But for the first time in my life I don't
want to be that guy alone at a bar.
I want a dance partner, I want a "plus one".
And if you can stomach it, I'd like it to be you.
Excuse me. Are you available?
This line's for members of our Matterhorn programme.
- Hey. - Kara. Hi.
-你好啊 -凯拉 你好
- Alex, this is my sister kara. - Hi.
-艾丽克斯 这是我姐姐凯拉 -你好
Ryan's told me nothing about you.
So you two are dating?
- Not exactly. - Well, don't worry about it.
-其实没有 -好吧 别在意这些了
We're all getting a little old to be calling someone girlfriend.
I remember when mom used to call Jack her boyfriend.
Drove me up the wall. Boyfriends are for kids, right?
我简直快疯了 男朋友是孩子叫的 对吧
So what are you doing at the hotel?
Frank and I are trying out a trial separation.
I'm sorry. So you're not at the house?
No, there was a room on hold here,
So I thought I'd just take it for the weekend.
- So the rehearsal dinner? - Oh yeah, tonight.
I'll see you two there.
Hey, look who's here.
Oh, you must be Alex.
Yes, I am. Hi. How are you?
You are so beautiful.
You look so grown-up.
I do? You're the one that's getting married.
Oh. You haven't even seen my ring.
- Oh, look at that. - Oh, it's lovely.
- Hey. I'm ryan. - Jim. Good to meet you.
-我是瑞恩 -我是吉姆 很高兴见到你
- Alex. Pleasure. - Pleasure.
-我是艾丽克斯 你好 -你好
Thank you, guys, for coming.
- It's true, though. - Yeah, it's crazy.
-的确是大哥了 -是啊 真兴奋
I got the pictures you asked me to get.
You can just put them right there.
You got so many up there, I almost didn't have room.
I know. It's so great, everyone just chipped in.
What gave you the idea to do something so...
Jim has a lot of our nest egg
invested in this real estate venture.
Mm-hm. It's a real estate investment.
but we went over our finances and...
A honeymoon just kinda at this state in the game
just doesn't really seem affordable.
So, you know, we just thought, just because we can't travel
doesn't mean we can't have pictures.
I think that's a fabulous idea.
Yeah, it's a good one.
The concept is turnkey everything.
You buy a maintenance contract when you get the home.
We'll whack your weeds, change your light bulbs.
Furniture you can bring your own
or else you can pick one of our beautiful packages.
Seamless traditionalism, yet all the perks.
We all need a place to call our own.
This is America. This is what we were promised.
The bit at the end about the promise. I like that part.
You er...you still renting that one-bedroom?
No. I gave it up.
But you're looking?
So you're just good?
Can you believe it's tomorrow?
How are you gonna sleep?
Well, do you want some xanax?
I don't think that's for sleeping.
No, I think I'll just have a glass of warm milk.
That'll do the trick.
- Ok. - See you tomorrow.
There's another box inside.
- You sure? - Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Jim seems like a good guy.
Yeah, isn't he great?
He's going to make a great husband.
You know, Julie, I was thinking, you know,
with dad not being here, erm...
I was wondering if you had anybody
to walk you down the aisle.
No, Jim's uncle is gonna do it.
He's been really supportive.
Well, good. That's great.
I just wanted to make sure that you...
I wanted you to be covered, that's all.
So, I should be there, what?
The other guests are arriving around five
and things get going at five-thirty so...
- Around then. - Ok.
Oh. Let me... I'm gonna help you with those.
It's ok. It's ok, it's ok.
None of that was here.
Is that all you got?
I took geography in here.
You ever fool around with one of your teachers?
No. Not until college.
That's me on the right.
It's kinda hard to tell.
You can tell by the eyebrows.
You played basketball?
I was a point guard. Don't act so surprised.
I didn't know you were such a jock.
My first fight.
This is where we used to go to make out.
Yes. Yeah. This is very romantic.
I'm really happy I came here.
- Hey - Ryan, where are you?
We're having a meltdown here.
What's going on? What happened?
It's Jim. Can you get back here? We need your help.
I'll grab your suit.
Jim's got cold feet.
Yeah, that's how cold feet work.
- What do you want me to do? - Talk to him.
You want me to talk to him?
Hey, it's either you or me.
You know my track record. I've already struck out once.
I haven't been to bat. I haven't been in the dugout.
Don't you talk for a living? Motivational-type stuff?
I tell people how to avoid commitment.
What kind of fucked up message is that?
- It's a philosophy. - It's stupid.
Hey, it could have helped you.
Ryan. You haven't been around much. Fuck.
瑞恩 你一直没帮上什么忙 操
Basically, you don't exist to us.
I know you wanna be there for her.
This is your chance.
Hey. What's up, Ryan?
You ever read this before?
Yeah, it's pretty powerful stuff.
Er...Kara mentioned that you were having some thoughts.
I don't think I'm going to be able to er... to do this.
Why would you say that...today?
Well, last night I was just kinda like laying in bed
and I couldn't get to sleep.
So I started thinking about the wedding and the ceremony,
and about our buying a house
and moving in together.
and having another kid and then
Christmas and thanksgiving and spring break.
Going to football games, and then
all of a sudden they're graduating. They're getting jobs,
And, you know, I'm a grandparent.
And then I'm retired. I'm losing my hair, I'm getting fat.
退休之后 头发掉落 不断变胖
And then the next thing you know I'm dead.
I'm just, like...I can't stop from thinking, what's the point?
I mean, what is the point?
What am I starting here?
It's one of the most beautiful things on earth.
It's what er... what people aspire to.
You never got married.
I mean, you never even tried.
Well, it's hard to define try.
I don't know, just you seem happier
than all my married friends.
Look, Jim, I'm not going to lie to you.
Marriage can be a pain in the ass.
This all is just stuff that leads to your eventual demise.
And we're all on running clocks.
And they can't be slowed down or paused.
And... we all end up in the same place.
There is no point.
There is no point. That's what I'm saying.
I'm not normally the guy you would talk to
about stuff like this.
If you think about it...
Your favourite memories,
the most important moments in your life.
Last night, the night before your wedding
when all this shit was swirling around in your head,
Weren't you guys sleeping in separate bedrooms?
Yeah, julie went back to the apartment
and I was just by myself in the honeymoon suite.
Yes, it was pretty lonely.
Life's better with company.
Everybody needs a co-pilot.
- That was a nice touch. - Thanks.
what's the mood like out there?
- It's not good. - She's pretty pissed?
I'm such a fuck-up. I love you so much.
Will you be my co-pilot?
Ok, this is your stop.
When am I gonna see you?
You're just gonna have to come visit.
You're not gonna change on me, are you?
No. Same guy. Just one address.
不 我和原来一样 只是多了一个地址
This is your final boarding call for
American Airlines flight 3972 to Chicago.
Alright. Call me when you get lonely.
Some guy sits down in a conference room somewhere
and our server routes his session to
one of our termination engineers.
"termination engineers"? Really?
I preferred "terminators" but it bumped with legal.
The follow the workflow that takes them through anything
from a standard dismissal to a violent aggressor.
What are they doing now, practising?
Beta testing, role-playing.
We go live at the end of the month.
Kyle, you're running through the events too quickly.
You need to give them time to acknowledge
each statement, ok? It's a legal thing.
- Ryan? - Mm? Oh. Yeah. There's more?
-瑞恩 -好的 还有吗
This is ridiculous.
Legal's starting to come hard at me on
this term "terminate"...
Ladies and gentlemen. Put your hands
together for today's challenge speaker,
Mr. Ryan Bingham
Last year I flew 3,500,000 miles.
The moon is 250.
I want you to imagine for a second
that you're carrying a backpack.
I want you to feel the straps on your shoulders
Now I want you to pack it with all the
stuff that you have in your life.
Start with the little things.
The things on shelves and in drawers.
What the fuck are you doing?
Relax. We'll have your next guest out in just one sec.
- Hey, you gotta sign. - Ok.
Hey, you forgot to give me your Hertz No.1 gold card!
So I was in the neighbourhood.
- Hey, honey, who's at the door? - Just somebody who's lost.
-亲爱的 谁在敲门 -只是个迷路的人
What were you thinking, showing up at my door like that?
What do you mean? I wanted to see you.
I didn't know you had a family.
Why didn't you tell me that?
Look I'm sorry I ruined your evening but you
could have seriously screwed things up for me.
That's my family. That's my real life.
I thought I was a part of your real life.
I thought we signed up for the same thing.
Try and help me understand exactly
what it is that you signed up for.
I thought our relationship was perfectly clear. I mean...
You are an escape.
You're a break from our normal lives, you're a...
I'm a parenthesis?
I mean... what do you want?
Tell me what you want.
You don't even know what you want.
Ryan, I'm a grown-up, ok?
So if you would like to see me again,
then then give me a call.
Ladies and gentlemen,
we have a special announcement to make.
Our pilot has just informed me that we
are passing over the city of Dubuque,
Which might not mean much to most of you,
but means a lot to one of our flyers today.
He just hit 10 million miles!
Congratulations. Such an amazing accomplishment.
You must be very excited.
- Hi, captain. - Captain.
-你好 机长 -机长
You're the youngest yet to hit 10 mil.
Don't know where you found the time.
Yeah. I don't know.
Seventh card we've made.
We really appreciate your loyalty.
You know how many times I thought about this moment?
Played out the conversation that you and I
would have right here.
What did you want to say?
You know, I don't remember.
That's all right. It happens to all of us.
So where are you from?
Hello, Mr. Bingham.
How did you know it was me?
This is your dedicated line. We reserve them
for our most loyal and appreciated flyers.
I'd like to transfer some of my miles. Can I
open up an account to Jim and Julie Miller?
Certainly. How many miles would you like to transfer?
How many miles does it take to circle the globe?
We have our round-the-world tickets. They're 500,000 miles each.
- That'd be fine. - Got a second?
I'll call you back.
What the hell happened to you yesterday?
I was trying to get hold of you all day.
I was... some personal stuff. What's going on?
Do you remember Karen Barnes,
Part of a 30-person reduction a few weeks back in Wichita?
Natalie fired her
We fired dozens of people a day. I...
She killed herself - jumped off a bridge.
I need to know if you remember any
woman that gave you any signals,
They're all depressed. We're firing them.
Hey, I need to ask you this stuff, ok?
No, I don't remember anything.
You never think that they're...
You don't remember any woman that gave you any signals?
Anything at all, Ryan?
No, nothing stands out.
- Is Natalie all right? - Natalie quit.
- She quit? - Text message.
Fucking nice, right? No-one's got any manners any more.
Did she say where she was going?
No. She was a little upset.
I should give her a call.
I need you back in the air.
Hey. Did you hear what I said? I
thought you'd be thrilled about that.
It's fine. What about the videoconferencing?
Ctc is going to pause the new media front.
They're gonna give it some more thought.
We are gonna get our workhorses back in
the air doing what they do best, ok?
How long are you sending me out?
We're gonna let you sail and sail.
You send us a postcard if you ever get there.
How exactly do you mean?
You graduated top of your class.
You seemed to have your pick of employment,
including right here.
Instead you went to omaha to fire people for a living?
- It's challenging work. - I'll say!
I can't imagine doing that, day in, day out.
Not in this climate.
I followed a boy.
I guess everybody does that at one point or another.
This guy says I'd be lucky to have you.
To whom it may concern.
I can't even count the number of
people I've fired in my lifetime.
So many that I've actually forgotten
what it's like to hire somebody.
We've never met, but I know you'd
be lucky to have Natalie Keener.
My advice? Take her and don't look back.
我的建议 不要犹豫 雇佣她吧
She'll be the best decision you've made in a long time.
I sure hope he's right.
Well, I don't have a lot of hope,
and I really don't know when it's gonna get better.
There's a lot of people unemployed.
And I really don't know when there's
gonna be light at the end of the tunnel.
I can't find much to talk about.
Talk about being proud. I'm proud of my kids.
I think the anger comes from the fact
that I just wasn't needed any more.
I would say, you know, uh...
Without my friends and my family,
I wouldn't have made it.
It would have been a lot tougher if
I would had to make it on my own.
When I wake up in the morning and
I look over and I see my wife,
that gives me the sense of purpose.
It's not all about the money. Money can keep you warm.
It pays your heating bills. It can buy you a blanket.
But it doesn't keep you as warm as when
my husband holds me.
Let me get up. Let me get out. Let me find something.
让我站起来 忘记过去 找到目标
So my kids are my purpose. My family.
Tonight most people will be welcomed
home by jumping dogs and squealing kids.
Their spouses will ask about their day
and tonight they'll sleep.
The stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places.
And one of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest,
will be my wing tip passing over.
when life doesn't seem real
and you're floating about on your own
Pretending there's nobody home
Though you disguise what you see
The one that was worth it is gone
A prodigal son's coming home
But if he defies what you see
Why don't you be yourself
Why don't you be yourself
Why don't you be yourself
Hi, Jason. My name is Kevin. And I recently lost my job.
你好杰森 我是凯文 我最近失业了
I wrote this song as sort of a statement about uncertainty
and having a certain amount of anxiety about the future.
So maybe you can use it in your movie.
Choices are drifting by me everywhere.
And I can't find the one.
That would help me do the work I love and done
Finding out there are always new demands.
When people ask me what I'm doing with my life.
I say it's up in the air.
Is that tired all the advice again
You just cannot keep floating all around.
Or you can't get your feet back on the ground.
But it's hard to come down
When you are up in the air
I'm talking with my peers
Listening to them tell me the interviews.
Some advices haven't gone with they planned
And some trapped in the situation they can't stand.
The same for me so I stay up in the air