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Up

By Pixar

  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Release Date: 2009-05-29
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: Pixar 81758682
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  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99
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Description

From the revolutionary minds of Pixar Animation Studios and the acclaimed director of Monsters, Inc. comes a hilariously uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit. Carl Fredricksen, a retired balloon salesman is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time – Carl's front porch! The world's most unlikely duo reaches new heights and meets fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, the rare 13-foot tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for. UP reaches new heights and it's an adventure that will send your spirits soaring!

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Reviews

  • Mm

    2
    By ZacFan23
    Not bad. But definitely not good either
  • Depressing

    1
    By Raven's Gate
    This is the one Pixar/Disney movie that I don't understand the rave reviews. The trailer looked funny but most of the movie was just sad and depressing. The comedic reliefs of Dug, Russel, and Kevin combined aren't enough to balance the grumpiness and sadness of Carl and the memories of his late wife. So depressing. Never watching this again. I do love Dug though, so I'll watch the compilation of his scenes on YouTube.
  • Great review

    5
    By ElÖneMc
    Very touching
  • LOL

    5
    By 我們自己也是一下就是要求別人道歉
    Why in the world is this movie 4.5 stars? The haters just can't hate this movie. Like at all.🙃
  • Worst experience ever

    1
    By Bob835262
    I was trying to rent it then I checked in videos then it wasn't there they robbed me 4 dollars I just lost
  • Mr. Frederickson

    5
    By Jolovesgum
    I just saw this movie this morning on the airplane and I enjoyed up. There was thousands of balloons taking up the house. But still, great movie.
  • Still One Of My Favorite Movies.

    5
    By Cary74
    Even though it is several years later, I still consider this movie to be one of my favorite movies. I just love the full story. I am introducing it to my kids as well cause I consider it to be a classic film/cartoon.
  • Absolutely Wonderful

    5
    By Avril in April
    One of the most touching and funny animations I've ever seen.
  • Up Higher than most animated movies

    5
    By Fan of SHIELD
    Adventure is out there in the movies! Many are fun, and some are just awful. But one that should stand out is Up, which jerks us from the saddest sadnesses to the most adventurous joys! After the most heartfelt movie opening ever, we see Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) in his lonely life of clinging to the house restored by love (and hard work). On this fine day, a wilderness explorer (how many different boy/girl scout inspired organizations can Hollywood fabricate?) named Russell (Jordan Nagai) comes to ask if he needs assistance for a badge. He sends him on a quest to find a non-existent creature, and later, a construction worker unintentionally knocks over his mailbox (if you see the first ten minutes, you’ll see why), Carl whacks him with his cane to get it back (fun fact: they actually have light blood on the guy’s head, which is both true-to-life, and a minor detail you wouldn’t expect a kid’s movie to have), and is court-ordered to move into a nursing home. I don’t know if any court can make people do that, but rather than lose the house, he decides to boldly go where Ellie always wanted to go: Paradise Falls. Does he take a plane? Too conventional, he does what any sane balloon salesman would: tie balloons to it, and make it fly! He’s on his way, but then Russell turns out to have stowed away, and after they encounter a storm, what follows is an adventure that only CGI animation could provide, between the fun and whimsy, and the fact most elderly actors (not to be agist) couldn’t pull off most of the stunts Carl and Charles F. Muntz (Christopher Plummer) pull off. The animation is brilliant, as Pixar animation should be. The animation however is not the only leg that Up stands on, but the great character development of Carl and Russell, in the way they bond with each other: Carl is the old, wise father figure Russell doesn’t see often, and Russell is the son Carl could never have with Ellie. The cast’s performances are heartfelt and genuine. Even though Russell’s is told instead of shown, Pixar developed Carl so well by showing, they get a pass. What they do not get a pass from though, is some major plot holes: the flying house/dogs with voice collars/Kevin the bird are all givens, but if you really think about it, Carl and Russell break international law by leaving the country without passports, and it never gets addressed. It does not take away from the adventurous spirit of the film, but I simply cannot let it go. The fact is, if they ever came back to the US in real life after what they did, they would be arrested for flying the house (federal aviation law) and the aforementioned leaving without proper paperwork. They tried presenting a world where the only differences were Kevin and the flying house. Those get passes, but I’m simply too bothered by this to forgive them. What needs no apology is Michael Giacchino's great soundtrack. This guy just can’t do wrong with music. He captures the style of the 1930s when Carl and Ellie met perfectly, and lets that old-fashioned spirit of adventure live long and prosper. Unrealistic international law aside, Up is one of Pixar’s finest movies (which is saying something), blending great humor with a wonderful story and characters, with beautifully animated scenery. Now you’ve had a good adventure reading this review, have another by getting up and watching the movie!
  • It's pretty good

    5
    By Solarfreeze14
    Yes I agree it is kinda a sad movie. But my favorite parts are the talking dogs. I wish I had this movie yes I have seen it before at a friends house. I am 12 so that is why I like the talking dogs XD

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