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An exciting, funny, and poignant adventure, Up offers an impeccably crafted story told with wit and arranged with depth, as well as yet another visual Pixar treat.



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A feisty septuagenarian teams with a fearless wilderness ranger to do battle with a vicious band of beasts and villains in this computer-animated adventure scripted by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peterson and Monsters, Inc. director Peter Docter. Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking flight. But Carl isn't alone on his once-in-a-lifetime journey, because stowed away on his front porch is an excitable eight-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. Later, as the house touches down on the world's second largest continent, Carl and his unlikely traveling companion step outside to discover that not only is their new front lawn considerably larger, but that the predators therein are much more ferocious than anything they ever faced back home.


Edward Asner
as Carl Fredricksen
Christopher Plummer
as Charles Muntz
Jordan Nagai
as Russell
John Ratzenberger
as Construction Foreman Tom
Bob Peterson
as Dug / Alpha
David Kaye
as Newsreel Announcer
Elie Docter
as Young Ellie
Jeremy Leary
as Young Carl
Mickie T. McGowan
as Police Officer Edith
Danny Mann
as Construction Worker Steve
Donald Fullilove
as Nurse George
Jess Harnell
as Nurse AJ
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  • Jun 19, 2016
    With stellar animation and a great story, Up offers both a fun adventure for the kids and strong emotional depth for adults. It's first 10 minutes are among the greatest in cinema history, and show off Pixar's talents for great, riveting storytelling.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2016
    I did expect this to be funnier, But I did enjoy it at times, The main story started off well but soon got silly and never fitted the mood of the film, The whole sub plot with his wife was so touching and well done it really did make the movie for me, Apart from few clever jokes and the talking dogs it doesn't have enough comedy to really enjoy it as much as we should, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, Yet again another good but overrated Disney/Pixar movie.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2015
    A movie with original thought and lives up to the name of the other Pixar movies.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • May 12, 2014
    Absolutely wonderful animated feature, Pixar crafts a stunning, engrossing picture that is superbly animated and boasts a great cast of talented voice actors and a heartwarming story. I had heard plenty of great things about this film, and heard it was one of the sadder of Pixar's output. With that being said, the film is sad, but it so makes you feel good, and it's really one that makes you feel all sorts of things. I've seen many of Pixar's films, and each of them has that quality that makes it so good, with UP, we get something more, we get a film that goes deep in its story and adds a lot more depth into one film. One minute the tone is sad, heartfelt, the next, it's funny, whimsical and adventurous. But as a whole, Up is a standout picture, one of the finest of Pixar's animated features, and is highly entertaining from start to finish. If you want a great animated comedy, Up is a great film to watch and it's a film for all ages, one that has a simple, but well constructed story, and it is a film that just has plenty of charm to really make it standout, and it's easily one of the finest films that Pixar has ever produced. If you enjoy animated feature, Up will certainly deliver, and it's one of those movies that is purely entrancing from the first frame, and it doesn't let go until the wonderful final. Brilliantly animated, and with a great script Up is yet another solid animated feature from Pixar, who always deliver some truly wonderful, amusing and highly memorable pictures. Although there are some sad moments here and there, the film just makes you feel good, and as the film goes on, the story is richer, fuller and gets even more enjoyable. If you enjoy animated films, especially Pixar films, definitely don't pass up this great film. Up is one of the studios finest works, and that's saying something.
    Alex r Super Reviewer

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