A travel website is offering someone from the US the opportunity to earn $1000 (€842) to watch nine movies. The successful candidate will look at scenery, themes and characters to help Upgraded Points to compare some of its favorite movies that inspire wanderlust.

With a lot of the world under travel restrictions thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, watching movies set in great locations lets us live our travel dreams vicariously through the characters. The movies Upgraded Points has chosen are set in inspiring places or tell the story of a journey, and the successful reviewer will be asked to take notes and track specific details in each one. The ideal applicant will have a true passion for travel and exploration and a love for all things cinema.

They will need to have great attention to detail so they’ll be able to identify the best locations that the movie depicts. They must also have active social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and must be 18 years or older and a US citizen or permanent resident to apply. The movies include Under the Tuscan Sun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Out of Africa, Catch Me If You Can, Midnight in Paris, The Italian Job (2003), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Eat, Pray, Love.

The successful candidate will receive a separate worksheet for each movie they watch and will be asked to chronicle their binge-watching journey on Facebook and Twitter. In addition to the $1000 payment, they will be provided with an Amazon gift card to rent all of the movies on the list. The closing date for submissions is 4 December and applications can be made on the website here.

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