Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Up--Not a Total Downer

I've purposefully been procrastinating seeing Pixar's recent release "Up" because I heard it was sad. Like extremely sad. I just don't need a movie like that in my life. I deal with enough sad situations with kids and families on a regular basis. Last night I finally decided to take the plunge and rent it aaaannnd (drumroll) I loved it! I thought it was very well done, the animation was amazing, and the characters were so cute! I don't know how they can get an animated movie to look so vibrant and realistic! It's incredible. The story itself does have some sad parts to it (especially in the beginning) but overall, the message was overwhelmingly positive. It's an adventure that takes some surprising turns. I don't want to give anything away for those of you who haven't seen it, but it would make a cute stay-at-home Valentine's Day rental. It made me feel lucky to have someone's hand to squeeze during the "adventure book" sequences. It also gave me a little sense of nostalgia about what's really important and how the people in our lives are so much more meaningful than the things. Like most "kiddie" movies, there is a bigger message that everyone can & should relate to. Bottom line: Up pulled on my heartstrings.

Have you seen Up?


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birch815 said...

i've been wanting to see this... today is a snow day, maybe i'll rent it finally