|Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Kids/Family and Animation |
|Running Time: 89 min. |
|Release Date: 05/29/2009 (Wide) |
MPAA Rating: PG for Some peril and action.
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.
I usually equate animated with kids films but Iím not sure this is the case for Up. Much of the movie deals with subject matter that well is beyond young children and those a bit older might be disturbed by some of the events and misfortunes of the storyís principal characters. There is nothing inappropriate, but a lot of the story is rather sad and younger viewers may not appreciate Carlís epiphany. This does, however, make for a more meaningful film for adults and I think many will like this movie more than expected. Grade: B+
01/04/2010 - Bob Stanza