Up (2009)

When the opening sequence of an animated film can bring tears of sadness to your eyes, you expect a powerful experience out of the whole thing. Up doesn't quite deliver what I expected, but it didn't leave me completely dissatisfied.

Balloon man Carl is an old codger who decides to combine his late wife's dream with a scheme to outwit local city developers. He fills thousands of balloons with helium and hooks them up to his house. He directs the house towards South America. During the flight, he discovers an uninvited passenger and even more unexpected adventures.

The themes of adventure, fatherhood and boyhood, aging, community and cooperation permeate this movie. I found it to be catered more towards children than some of the more recent Pixar creations, but that certainly suits the theme. Again, with all Pixar movies, the animation is stunning.

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