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103 Ratings: 4.0
A 2009 Pixar Studios movie

   Up is a comedy adventure about Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner), a retired 78-year-old balloon salesman who meets and later marries a girl named Ellie. Growing up in a small Midwestern town, Ellie has always dreamed of visiting South America. … see full wiki

Genre: Animation
Release Date: May 29, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
32 reviews about Up
review by . March 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A Heartwarmer!
Up has certainly reached new heights and depths in the cartoon industry. As a film, it is colorful (remember those balloons?) and full of potentials and possibilities (a flying house, eh? not bad at all!).      My first impression when I began watching the animation of the two main characters Russel & Carl is that hey, they both looked rounded and 3 dimensional. I like the rounded feel to the faces of these characters, very likable, very real, very cute! I have the urge …
review by . June 08, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Once again, Pixar has succeeded in creating a film that is intended for the parents as much as for the kids.  UP joins a long list of Pixar movies that adults enjoy just as much as children.    Don't get me wrong.  The kids will definitely love this movie.  It has:   talking dogs colorful balloons the most exotic bird since archeopteryx   But there is so much for the parents in this one.  The opening vignette is a tale of love, life, and …
review by . November 17, 2010
Over the years, PIXAR movies have excelled in sprinkling in moments of deep emotion within all the inventive fun. I remember particularly well the sadness when Jessie the Cowgirl sings about her long lost owner in TOY STORY 2 or the final moment of MONSTERS INC. when Scully sees Boo again (the one moment makes watching the whole movie worthwhile...not that it wasn't already). WALL E certainly had many touching moments.     But Pixar's new UP has them all beat. There are some …
review by . February 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
All of us have acquired a fondness for CGI-generated animated features ever since the days of “Toy Story” and Pixar studios together with Disney have crafted several amusing animated movies based on a simple yet effective crowd-pleasing formula. While I am not exactly a huge fan of the Pixar’s works, I have found some of their animated features quite impressive such as “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille”. So how does Pixar’s …
review by . April 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Carl Fredrickson (Edward Asner) is an adventurous, young boy, who meets a girl named Ellie who shares his same passion. Once they are older they fall in love, and get married. They had once planned to travel to a lost land in South America; however, when Ellie dies Carl becomes a grouchy old man with a hard heart. He is being forced to stay in a retirement home for hitting a construction worker, so he comes up with the plan of tying hundreds of balloons to his house and flying away to the lost …
review by . January 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
What ever happens to a dream deferred?
Up is similar to most Disney/Pixar films in that it is enjoyable for people of all ages. It has humor, but it also explores themes such as love and loss, parental neglect, the pursuit (and letting go) of childhood dreams, and even inferiority and the bullying that can take place within a group (as portrayed by Dug, a dog who is seen as one of the lower-ranking members of his pack). While several Disney/Pixar films contain more mature themes (Finding Nemo demonstrates the …
review by . November 14, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A Brilliant Prose Spread Across Two Story Arcs
   Perhaps I should begin this review with some interesting facts about 2009’s Up before even beginning to break down the nuts, bolts and personal opinions of the film.  Up represents director Pete Docter’s first Pixar project since 2001’s Monsters Inc, it was Pixar’s first ever 3D film, it was the first Disney collaboration to earn a PG rating since Pixar’s The Incredibles, it features Pixar's first Japanese/Asian-American character, it was the …
review by . October 22, 2009
It's been a long time coming for us Brits, but Up is finally here, and I'm glad to say it's been worth the wait.      With every new film they release, Pixar somehow manage to add more and more depth, not just to their visuals, but to their stories too. Now less concerned with zany characters, elaborate action set-pieces, saccharine sweet moments and over-cooked visual bravura, Up is perhaps the studio's most human, most poignant, character driven movie to date. Such is the brilliance …
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2010
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Awesome beginning and loses its gas after the halfway point. The film had a very strong emotional first half but then it falls to the usual contrived devices that we've all seen before. It had some nice elements to it (seniors fighting) but the plot was riddled with holes too. 3.5 Out of 5 Stars      See the full review here.
review by . May 12, 2009
Scully and I enjoying a glass of wine
Pixar has become the most dependable studio out there for producing reliable films that don't simply continue to raise the bar in animation but set a level of excellence in storytelling that puts most live-action movies to shame. 'Up' represents another change in style, as significant as Wall-E's shift to photorealism, intricate camera effects and darker themes. It effectively blends moments of tragedy with almost slapstick humor, while showing that their understanding of story structure and pacing …
review by . January 09, 2010
      I'm not a die hard fan of animated movies and I usually like them vs. loving them. But I'd heard great things and had lots of folks recommend it as an awesome movie so I went ahead and rented it.       My overall thoughts:       I like the idea of an animated film about an adult. The story of the man who went on an adventure in his lawn chair has always intrigued me and I loved his simple philosophical reason for his trip, "You …
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Extremely heart-warming and so creative, Up reminds you to follow your dreams at any age. Dug is one of my favorite characters.
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The best Pixar film yet... I cried it was just beautiful
review by . June 15, 2009
   I  recently went to see the new Pixar movie, Up!, with a friend. I have always found Pixar movies to be entertaining and creative-geared toward children and adults alike. Up! was no different.     Within the first few minutes of the movie,  it clearly seemed to be geared toward mature audiences, with messages of relationships, lost love and fulfilling dreams. The first few minutes of the movie sped quickly and emotionally through the meeting of a boy …
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Sooo wonderful! If nothing else, its worth a watch for Dug.
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Disney has really mastered the art of emotional storytelling over the years and this is by far one of their best.
review by . April 07, 2010
What an inspiring and yet, another genuinely enjoyable feature film from the artists at Disney & Pixar studios. I went into this having high hopes as I’m a massive fan of all Disney/Pixar collaborations with the exception of Wall-E which I simply did not enjoy for reasons I honestly cannot explain. I have to say my expectations were not only met, but surpassed. This not only warmed the heart but tickled me to the point I was in genuine tears of laughter. These types of films have developed …
Quick Tip by . March 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Up is certainly my kind of film. An adventure, travel, flight, most beautifully executed! Rounded, warm cartoon with great musical scores!
review by . December 27, 2009
Up was very depressing
I love Pixar movies, but this was bad! Me & hubby felt so depressed through the entire movie. The only character I like was Doug. I laughed a couple times after he was part of the movie, but for the most part I felt bad for him being the lowest dog in the pack. I would keep all children away from this movie until they are old enough to understand death, true love, and real pain.
review by . June 07, 2009
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Now before I really get into writing this review, let me start by saying that I left the movies last night furious after seeing this!  Not because the movie was bad, but because we had decided to see it in Disney "3D".  Why do I put the "3D" in quotes do you ask?  Because there was nothing about UP that was "3D"!  During the movie, I took off my "3D" glasses three times to make sure I wasn't going crazy and I wasn't.  I could have watched the whole movie without the glasses …
Quick Tip by . March 01, 2010
Being nominated for best picture I was expecting more. A good movie, but a house floating with balloons attached got old for me.
review by . March 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The best picture of 2009 wasn't a movie about giant blue aliens with a plot stolen from DANCES WITH WOLVES. Nor was the best picture of 2009 a low-budget film about a military bomb squad in Iraq. Both of these movies are good movies. However, neither can compare to the elegance, beauty, and simplicity of UP.    Though there are other characters in the movie, UP is the story of Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner). The first fifteen minutes of the film touchingly tells the story of Carl's …
review by . June 30, 2009
Since around 1995 with Toy Story, Pixar has released a series of movies.  Not a single one has ever been a disappointment either at the Box Office or with the Critics.  Fans will debate the best movies from them forever.  One thing can't be denied, however... WALL-E is quite a feat to follow.  Commonly hailed by fans as the best Pixar has done.  So how do you follow that up?  Well... with "Up".               …
review by . September 13, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
`Up' is another Pixar gem. Able to transport the minds of young and old and enhance its story with sympathy and charm, the movie is understandably touted as one of the year's best.     Since the beginning of their marriage, Carl Frederickson (Edward Asner) and his wife Ellie (Elie Docter) have yearned to move to Paradise Falls in South America. Smitten by his childhood hero, explorer Charles Muntz (Christopher Plummer), Carl and Ellie scrimp and save, but contingencies force …
Quick Tip by . January 27, 2010
Fabulous movie which tugs at your heart strings and makes you smile. Great animation and engaging storyline! Loved it!
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