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Up (2009)

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Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

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Pete Docter, Bob Peterson (co-director)

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Pete Docter (story by), Bob Peterson (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Carl Fredricksen (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Christopher Plummer ... Charles Muntz (voice)
Jordan Nagai ... Russell (voice)
Bob Peterson ... Dug / Alpha (voice)
Delroy Lindo ... Beta (voice)
Jerome Ranft Jerome Ranft ... Gamma (voice)
John Ratzenberger ... Construction Foreman Tom (voice)
David Kaye ... Newsreel Announcer (voice)
Elie Docter Elie Docter ... Young Ellie (voice)
Jeremy Leary Jeremy Leary ... Young Carl (voice)
Mickie McGowan Mickie McGowan ... Police Officer Edith (voice) (as Mickie T. McGowan)
Danny Mann ... Construction Worker Steve (voice)
Donald Fullilove ... Nurse George (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
Jess Harnell ... Nurse AJ (voice)
Josh Cooley ... Omega (voice)
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Storyline

Carl Fredricksen as a boy wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later he gets to begin his journey along with a Boy Scout named Russel by lifting his house with thousands of balloons. On their journey, they make many new friends including a talking dog and figure out that someone has evil plans. Carl soon realizes that this evildoer is his childhood idol.

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Fly Up to Venezuela


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some peril and action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,108,790, 31 May 2009

Gross USA:

$293,004,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$735,099,082
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The round red lamps on the dogs' leads, through which they talk, may be a reference to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »

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In the title scene where young Carl Fredricksen is running with his balloon in the hand and smashes at the tree. The tree's shadow is missing behind and only young Carl has his shadow, as if he's floating in air. See more »

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[first lines]
Newsreel Announcer: Movietown News presents, "Spotlight on Adventure." What you are now witnessing is footage never before seen by civilized humanity: a lost world in South America. Lurking in the shadow of majestic Paradise Falls, it sports plants and animals undiscovered by science. Who would dare set foot on this inhospitable summit? Why, our subject today, Charles Muntz!
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The closing credits are presented as text typed in a scrapbook, with photographs and mementos taped onto the pages. See more »


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Habanera
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from "Carmen"
by Georges Bizet
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Brilliant, another Pixar home run
30 May 2009 | by colanSee all my reviews

If there's a list of great computer animation movies of all time, Pixar would dominate most of the top positions. Great story, great voice talent, great timing, great for all ages. It'd be hard to pick just one above another and perhaps another viewing of Up may be in order to figure out where I'd place it among so much stellar work.

Up is by far the most emotional human drama of any Pixar movies thus far, very heavy, so much so if you're looking for pure fun with some jaw-dropping chase and/or thematic scenes and no downer moments, Up may not be for you. I saw it in a packed theatre of about a 65% adult, 35% adult split audience and it's the only time I can remember being in ANY animated movie where there was sniffles and watery eyes, and that was within the first 10 minutes of the movie. There's an undercurrent of life after losing a loved one in this movie, which I don't feel gives anything away. It's pretty heavy subject matter, Pixar handles it, like they do everything they touch, incredibly well, but it doesn't make it any less sad to have the material threaded throughout much of the movie you're reminded of it, but I suppose it's up to one's own interpretation of loss and how to place it in your life that perhaps will have an emotional effect on you.

Story is what makes a great movie great. Without story, you don't really have anything, maybe some effects, some action, maybe some cute or clever sight gags, maybe some laughs, hopefully some emotion, where Pixar shines above all others in animation and over a good 99% of the movies out there is they can intertwine it all and do it seemingly effortless, which is an incredible feat. To do this in a few movies is one thing, but Pixar has pretty much nailed this now for their entire career of making movies, that's just simply unprecedented.

I should note I saw the 3D version which, to be honest, didn't really take the movie to the next level. One of the more well known syndicated reviewers had said you're better off seeing the non-3D version on screen, and I actually agree. The 3D glasses added little to nothing to the movie except for an eye-strain headache later in the night. It didn't take away from Up mind you, it just didn't add to it either.

Up is a great movie either way you slice it and it should be noted, the theatre I saw it in gave it a fairly loud round of applause at the end. It's pretty rare these days that an audience applauds after a movie, perhaps we as a society has become too jaded, or too just expecting of the goods or feeling we're entitled to the entertainment. It's nice when a movie hits on all cylinders and elicits such a range and emotional reaction people who don't know each other in a packed room all gasp, laugh, cry, and applaud together. Great movies however can do that and Up is truly a great movie.


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