Saturday, May 30, 2009

Two Thumbs "Up" for Pixar's Latest Triumph

Laurie and I saw "UP" this morning and we loved it!

Sure, there was a willing suspension of disbelief, but this film contained many of the same tender and heart rending moments which made "Paladin of the Lost Hour", "It's A Wonderful Life", and "Day of the Dolphin" exceptional. Laurie and I both cried during the first ten minutes and we choked up several times through out the film. And we laughed. . .we howled during several spots in the film. This is a film about life and living, death and dying, and all of the ups and downs in between.

The voice cast is wonderful with Ed Asner as the curmudgeonly Carl Fredricksen, Christopher Plummer as the megalomanical Charles Muntz, and newcomer Jordan Nagai as Russell. Co-director and screenplay writer, Bob Peterson also supplies the voices of dogs,Dug and Alpha. Bob Bergen has told me that he provided the voices of a buncha dogs and a tv announcer.

We both recommend "UP" for ages 9 to 99. Stay through the credits!

Disney/Pixar's "UP"

CBC Review of "UP"

"UP" teaser

Adventures with Carl and Russell

"UP" trailer 2

Up Trailer - Watch more
"UP" Movie Trailer

Up Trailer 3 - Watch more
"UP" Trailer 3

Long "UP" Trailer