We returned home last night, from dinner, around 11pm or so, and decided to buy an OnDemand movie... I had been dying to watch UP for a while now, and Mr. R agreed, so we bought it in HD. It was fantastic! I really, REALLY, loved it... Once again, Disney/Pixar hits it out of the park, in my opinion.
The movie is about an Old Man, Mr. Carl Fredricksen, who during the later years of his life, after living a very long and fulfilling life alongside his childhood sweetheart, Ellie, finds himself alone, and relatively miserable. His home where they shared many of their most lasting memories has been surrounded by high-rise buildings, and the big bad Construction company is trying, in anyway possible, to get his land as well. After an unfortunate accident, Mr. Fredricksen is left with no other choice than to leave his home... but does he? From that moment on, it's nothing but an adventure for him, alongside some unlikely companions.
But that is not what really got me going... the movie begins with Carl, and his interest in a well-known explorer named Charles F. Muntz. Carl LOVES anything "Explorer" and happens upon Ellie, who coincidentially shares the same interests. She tells him about her major plans, and their friendship blossoms into a lifelong romance. Pixar does an excellent job highlighting both the good, and the not so good times throughout their lives together, such as their wedding day, the remodeling of their home, when they decide to have a baby, sitting sadly in the Doctor's Office, realizing that it will not be possible, etc. Watching the movie with my Husband, I couldn't help but cry... it was so sad, and we were not even half way through! Mr. R turned to me to comment on how sad the movie was, and I was bawling... He giggled, and hugged me.
If you haven't had the pleasure of watching this movie for yourself, I URGE you to check it out... it is really a nice movie, even if it is sad, and definitely worth every penny of the rental fee.
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