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Still shot from the movie: Up.

Up

Seventy-eight-year-old Carl Fredricksen (voice of Edward Asner) has always wanted to see South America, so he ties thousands of balloons to his house and heads UP and away on the adventure of a lifetime. All seems to be going according to plan until the elderly man discovers some excess baggage, in the form of a pesky nine-year-old named Russell (voice of Jordan Nagai), who has inadvertently come along for the ride. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 29 May 2009
Video Release: 03 Dec 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Ray R says: May. 30, 2009

I saw it yesterday and I think it’ll be one of the best movies for 2009. Funny, wholesome fun for the whole family. Important life lessons shown like loyalty, frienship, trust and also to always move forward with life no matter what happens. A homerun movie.

The Freundlichs says: Jun. 01, 2009

This movie was highly inappropriate for children and was completely misrepresented in the promos and press.  “The funniest movie of the summer” and “Some peril and action” are absurd characterizations of this movie.

My review is too long for this site, so I have posted it on a blog at:

http://robfreundlich.blogspot.com/2009/06/up-is-not-movie-for-children.html

h kolthoff says: Jun. 03, 2009

In response to Freundlichs:

If you look hard enough you can find bad in anything.  I’m fussy about the movies that my children watch (which is why I come to this site)and UP is a wonderful movie. Up is filled with lessons that all of us need to learn and character qualities that you don’t see enough of in this day.
I will be honest my youngest (8) cried twice—-both times about the loss of the house (the fire and when he let it go for good) and I used it to teach her a lesson about how the old man finally figured out that people are more important than possessions. 
While I didn’t love the part about Russells dad not showing up to the scout awards I found it very realistic, since we are going through the same thing at my house right now.  Life isn’t a big fairy tale but you make it the best that you can. 
Essentially you didn’t like the movie because it’s too realistic and not a fairy tale. We girls, at my house thought it was: sad, yes. Touching, definately! and Funny—we laughed our socks off.

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