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Director: Pete Docter

Cast: Pete Docter, Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger


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A feisty septuagenarian teams with a fearless wilderness ranger to do battle with a vicious band of beasts and villains in this computer-animated adventure scripted by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peterson and Monsters, Inc. director Peter Docter. Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life,…  See more details below


A feisty septuagenarian teams with a fearless wilderness ranger to do battle with a vicious band of beasts and villains in this computer-animated adventure scripted by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peterson and Monsters, Inc. director Peter Docter. Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking flight. But Carl isn't alone on his once-in-a-lifetime journey, because stowed away on his front porch is an excitable eight-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. Later, as the house touches down on the world's second largest continent, Carl and his unlikely traveling companion step outside to discover that not only is their new front lawn considerably larger, but that the predators therein are much more ferocious than anything they ever faced back home.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
There might not be a more dependable name in all of Hollywood than Pixar, and their tenth animated feature, Up, continues the studio's remarkable hot streak. As is usually the case, the premise is elegantly simple: in order to fulfill a promise to his dearly departed adventure-loving wife, senior citizen Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) flies to South America by hitching thousands of helium balloons to the house they built together. As silly as that may sound, director Pete Docter captures the audience's heart right from the beginning, thanks to an opening ten minutes that encapsulate the happy, decades-long marriage Carl shared with his dear Ellie. Following the duo from their first meeting as children who idolized the same superstar adventurer, to their tragic inability to have children, to their final moments together, this sweet, nearly dialogue-free sequence stands as arguably the most poignant in Pixar history -- right alongside WALL-E's spacewalk, and Jessie's abandonment in Toy Story 2. It's a remarkably emotional way to start things off, but it sets the audience up for all the amazing things that follow precisely because you never question why Carl acts on his obsession. But, of course, he doesn't go on this journey by himself. Wilderness Scout Russell (Jordan Nagai) -- think "green" Boy Scout -- happens to be on Carl's porch right when the house takes off. Russell enthusiastically offers his assistance because if he can help an old person, he'll be able to earn the final badge he needs to become a Senior Wilderness Scout -- and gain his dad's elusive attention. They're eventually joined by Dug (Bob Peterson), a dog that talks with the help of a special collar invented by his owner, who turns out to have a special role in Carl's past. Divulging any more of the plot would be just plain mean, because above all else, Up is an old-fashioned adventure story -- a throwback to the kind of breathless storytelling that made serials popular in the early days of movies. So much of the fun in watching Up comes from never quite being sure what thrill is right around the corner. You get the feeling that, had Pixar been in business 25 years ago, Steven Spielberg might have made this movie for them as a follow-up to Raiders of the Lost Ark. But it's not just the anything-could-happen excitement that gives the film a Spielberg vibe, it's also the genuine emotion at the heart of all that adventure. There is real grief, longing, and heartbreak in both Carl and Russell, and that makes us care about what happens to them. In fact, the way that Up grounds its fantastical events in such emotion could also have made it a worthy successor to E.T. And just as it would be a mistake to dismiss Raiders as just another textbook adventure film or E.T. as just an average lovable-alien-eats-Reese's Pieces flick, it would be equally foolish to think of Up as little more than another CG family film. Pixar doesn't really make family films in the way we've come to use that term -- a dismissive shorthand for something blandly inoffensive. No, Pixar lets smart, quirky artists indulge their creativity, and the results are often the kind of universally appreciated movies that helped make Hollywood a dream factory in the first place. Up fits proudly into that tradition.

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Special Features

"Dug's Special Mission" - All-new short follows the misadventures of Dug; "Partly Cloudy" - Theatrical short; Cine-Explore - The making of Up with Pete Docter and Bob Peterson; The many endings of Muntz - Alternate scenes; Global Guardian Badge Game - A multilayered geography game; Married Life - Expanded character back story; 8 all new documentaries - Including "Adventure Is Out There" - Travel to the real Paradise Falls; DVD bonus features

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed Asner Carl Fredricksen
Christopher Plummer Voice Only,Charles Muntz
John Ratzenberger Construction Foreman Tom
Jordan Nagai Voice Only,Russell
Bob Peterson Dug,Alpha
Delroy Lindo Voice Only,Beta
Jérôme Ranft Gamma

Technical Credits
Pete Docter Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Michael Giacchino Score Composer
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Patrick Lin Cinematographer
Tom McCarthy Original Story
Kevin Nolting Editor
Bob Peterson Original Story,Screenwriter
Denise Ream Associate Producer
Jonas Rivera Producer
Andrew Stanton Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Up
1. Newsreel
2. Meet Ellie
3. Married Life
4. Carl Alone
5. Construction Zone
6. Russell
7. Carl's Mistake
8. Carl Goes Up
9. Interrupted
10. Storm
11. Where Are We?
12. Stuck
13. The Journey Begins
14. Hunting Dogs
15. Kevin
16. Dug
17. Talking Dogs
18. Ditch 'Em
19. Campfire
20. Hunters Come to Camp
21. Muntz
22. Dinner
23. Pursuit
24. Stuff I Remember Most
25. Muntz Takes Kevin
26. Paradise Falls
27. Message from Ellie
28. Cleaning House
29. Rescue Russell
30. Rescue Kevin
31. Old Man Fight
32. Dogfight
33. Atop the Dirigible
34. Back Home
35. Credits


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Up 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
bookin-it More than 1 year ago
In short, this movie takes you on an emotional adventure like no other (or as Pixar does best). Up starts off with a heart-wrenching, tear-wiping montage, then escelates forward toward adrenaline-pumping thrills and adventure, finally bringing you back down for a very gentle and satisfied landing, leaving your every cinematic hopes completely fulfilled. Don't hate yourself by not seeing Up (despite your age and taste). In fact, save the rental fee and just buy it if you're a collector. But then again, I really didn't need to write this reveiw. I beleive I speak for the majority when I say the Pixar logo speaks for itself: Your satisfaction guaranteed.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Favorable: Uplifting, and fun.This was a great movie, a good choice for adults to enjoy animation. Lively dialogue, fun story line, and humor with well developed characters is all part of this amazing DVD. It will definitely take you "up" and away. Get your movie snacks and ENJOY! the adventure.
Det8038 More than 1 year ago
Turn out the lights and settle back with your favorite drink, and snack and your better half and watch, this heartfelt story!
librachic More than 1 year ago
Up is the most original and unique film i've ever watched with a beautiful meaning to the story,Hilarious and exciting.Definite thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!
TClancy More than 1 year ago
I never heard of this movie Up until the day I watched it. This movie can be seen in theaters or on Blue Ray and comes with four bonus disks, which I have not watched yet. The cast of this movie is great. The funniest part of the cast is the voices of the characters. They fit the personalities very well especially for the character "Russell", who for me is the funniest. Up is a "four and a half star" cartoon movie based on a young boy and girl who grow up together, get married and fulfill their dreams with a little twist. This is a very comical, serious, and affecting movie that can bring tears to your eyes from laughing and actually tears to your eyes from the emotional scenes. I watched this with my three roommates and we were cracking up throughout the whole movie. Whether you are twenty five years old or five years old you will have the same reaction. One of the most appealing things about this movie is the DVD case itself. The cover catches the eye with the bright colors and the characters especially. Up is a very over exaggerated movie but it is made from Disney. If you are ever having a bad day and need to cheer or simply need a laugh this is the movie that will do the trick. After the credits roll and it goes back to the home screen it will have you thinking. Thinking about life and how important people are. I am not going to give anything away but you will think to yourself why is this old man treating this little boy like this? In the end you will feel just as the old man does and that's the whole point of this movie. I would have to say that UP is in my top five favorites ever. After watching it for the first time I think I literally watched it four more times during the same week. I cannot really say anything bad about this movie except that in some cases things can get a little too crazy for kids but it is nothing too crazy to prevent a seven year old from watching it. If I had to describe this movie in one word it would have to be "vibrant". I give this movie two thumbs up and recommend it to all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Up is an animated PG movie released by Disney and directed by Pete Docter from 2009. The two main characters are Russel and Carl, played by Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer.  The movie starts with Carl meeting a young girl named Ellie, Carl’s future wife. They both dream of going to a lost land in South America based on a documentary called the Spirit of Adventure. Unfortunately, Carl’s wife dies and Carl remembers the promise he made to her to take her to South America, specifically Paradise Falls.  He gets to South America in his house, flying their by balloons.  However, with him is Russel, a boy scout who seeks to achieve an assisting the elderly badge for boy scouts. Carl and Russel go to South America together in the house.  While in South America, they find a bird, the bird that was featured in the documentary Spirit of Adventure.  Simultaneously seeking this bird is an adventurer, who will stop at nothing to find it.  Russel and Carl defeat this villain and take the bird home with them in the Spirit of Adventure.   Up is, in my opinion, one of the most successful movies when it comes to teaching moral values and triggering an emotional response in viewers.  Disney succeeds in doing this throughout cliffhangers throughout the movie as well as events that both crush and fulfill viewer’s hearts.    The first lesson Disney tries to teach is the power of dreaming. Carl saw the Spirit of Adventure as a kid and for decades believed in the power of going to Paradise Falls.  In hindsight, one might say the whole movie is based on Carl’s dream to travel to Paradise Falls. The second lesson Disney tries to teach is the power of a promise.  When Carl first meets Ellie, he “crossed his heart” to bring her to Paradise Falls. As afforementioned, the movie is based on him fulfilling this promise. Although she dies, Carl still completes this promise by flying their in his house, where all of his pictures of Ellie are.  Also, throughout the movie, Carl is reminded of this promise through the pictures on the wall and the Adventure Book which Ellie made for him as a kid.  Another promise Carl made was to Russel, who had an emotional response to the bird.  Carl “crossed his heart” to protect the bird.  He ended up fulfilling this promise as well. One of the most interesting aspects of Up is not only the important lessons it teaches, but also the satisfaction one receives from doing the right thing.  For example, during the most emotional moments in the movie, through the incredible power of Pixar animation, we see Carl’s pupils dilate and his eyes water.   Up deserves five stars because it not only has an incredibly story as well as life-like visual effects, it sparks an emotional response in the viewer that can be translated into real life. 
amberraylene More than 1 year ago
the best movie by pixar ever created in my opinion 
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Adriana211 More than 1 year ago
I think this is a good movie and great for kids. This movie is about how a kid and guy go on an adventure up in the air so they can get away from the city and all the mean people. They land on a island and have a great time but they end up going back home.
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Buffettfan More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy seeing PIXAR moviesn like. UP, Monsters, INC.
Akhan_Almagambetov More than 1 year ago
Very loosely based on the play "Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)" by Bridget Carpenter (published by Samuel French), UP is more of an adult film than a children's cartoon. Just as the case is with "The Little Prince" by Saint-Exupery, kids will find this movie delightfully entertaining, funny, and cute; us old folk will have a lot of thinking to do after the credits roll. Despite the (at times) heavy sadness that will grip your heart while watching the first thirty minutes of the movie, you will find the movie very uplifting and inspirational once it's over. After all, it's just an adventure! Highly recommended to everyone, from adults to childen.