Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a corporate downsizing expert - in other words, his job is to fire people from theirs - and he takes his job very seriously.
He travels the length and breadth of the country, racking up air miles and living out of a suitcase, and relishing every moment of it.
When his job and way of life come under threat by new centralised procedures implemented by his hotshot colleague Natalie (Anna Kendrick), Ryan determines to show her just how valuable his role is - but instead ends up facing up to some of the pitfalls of his lifestyle.
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