Movie House Memories

Up (2009)

Episode #145

Disney/PIXAR released Up to theaters on May 29, 2009. Pete Docter directed the film which starred Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, and John Ratzenberger.

‘Up’ Movie Summary

When Carl Fredricksen was a boy, he wanted to explore South America to find the forbidden Paradise Falls. Nearly six and a half decades later, he decides to do just that when he lifts his house into the air with thousands of balloons. To Carl’s dismay, and overly-helpful Boy Scout named Russel tags along. On their journey, the two make many new friends including a talking dog. Eventually, Carl finds that a man who was once his childhood idol has evil plans for the world, and only he and Russel can stop him.

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Disney/PIXAR released Up to theaters on May 29, 2009. Pete Docter directed the film which starred Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, and John Ratzenberger.

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4 years ago

Wow, 3 Pixar films picked so far(Incredibles and Toy Story 2 are the others). Maybe you should add “Pixar” as a tag. I think Lori picked all of them, wonder how many more Pixar are in her top 100. There would be zero on mine:) Guess some of you are signing up for Disney+?

4 years ago
Reply to  Chris Haley

How many Pixar films would you put in your top 100, Chris? Also, do you have a best films of the decade list (or maybe a podcast) that will go up on the site? I’ve already seen those starting to pop up on other sites.

4 years ago

I agree about the sentiment of how the storytelling allows parents to teach and spend time with their children. It also teaches us all to not judge people always by what they show us. We may not know what inner pain they have suffered to make them get to that stage. It is an excellent teaching movie.

UP! is specially remembered by the opening. I completely forgot about the actual plot. It is very interesting how such a powerful scene that takes place in a 10 min time frame can overpower the entire movie.

4 years ago
Reply to  Leila

Hi, Leila. I agree w you about how the 10-minute opening launches us into the rest of the film. That montage was so good, they probably could have left just those ten minutes and we would still be talking about it. I’m thankful they went full-length with the movie though. 🙂 Yes, there are rare occurrences in film that allow us those teaching moments w our children. “Up” has several life-changers if we spend time w our little ones to explain how life, friendship, love and tragedy work. Even into old age. We are never too old to learn. Thank you for your response! 🙂

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