112 – Up (2009)

A serious scene here.

A serious scene here.

Up is a good kids movie.But it does have a serious element to it.Within the first 11 minutes you find out the wife of Mr Fredrickson is barren and unable to have kids and then she dies later on.What kind of kids movie does that?But as the film progresses you forget all about that sad shit and can have a laugh and not feel guilty about it.The story goes like this;these two kids fall in love,get married and get a house.They both like adventure and want to some day move and live beside a waterfall.A pipe dream that never seems to happen,as they save money for it things seem to pop up and they have to dip into their ‘adventure fund’.Then one of them dies.Mr. Fredrickson realises that he’s gotten old and says fuck it,i’m going to do it!He ties a load of balloons to the hearth of the house(which rips its off the ground but doesn’t rip the block he tied it too from the house?)and floats off.Not a bad yearn.There’s some good comedy along the way with Russell,a young kid who tags along for the ride.There’s a good bit of sentiment in the film and i see why it’s so high on the list.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  GOOD ANIMATED FEATURE.THE BIT AT THE START MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO SAD FOR KIDS THOUGH.

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