Up (2009)
August 12, 2022 6:42 AM - Subscribe

Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house.

Also featuring the voices of: Christopher Pplummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Petereson, Delroy Lindo, and John Ratzenburger.

Written by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter. Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson.

98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Disney+ and available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Only movie that ever made me cry within the first 5 minutes - but it was awesome, have watched this countless times with my kids when they were younger.
posted by rozcakj at 10:11 AM on August 12, 2022

I always resist rewatching this movie because of how much it makes me cry, which is too bad because it's also utterly hilarious. "I hid under your porch because I love you" is one of the great lines of cinema.
posted by epj at 12:50 PM on August 12, 2022 [5 favorites]

Should come with a warning for first time viewers; I got this movie on DVD as part the gift for my wife's birthday not too long after we had a miscarriage, and I figured it would be great to watch the latest Pixar film with our toddler and have a fun evening. Five minutes in and we're both sobbing in the kitchen, and our toddler is trying to figure out why mom & dad are so upset.

Have watched it numerous times since, and we still quote it (mostly Dug): "Squirrel!"; "I have just met you and I love you"; "the cone of shame"
posted by nubs at 2:21 PM on August 12, 2022 [6 favorites]

I just want to say that the opening sequence does not universally work. I should be the target market for this, but the opening and the rest of the film just makes me go meh. Dug is the highlight, but I could've happily left the old dude far behind.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 9:42 PM on August 12, 2022

I tried to borrow the DVD from RIck Astley, but he refused.
posted by Marticus at 3:46 AM on August 13, 2022 [6 favorites]

What a liar. When I asked, he tried to tell me he didn't even know what 'UP' was.
posted by bartleby at 2:12 PM on August 13, 2022

This movie is good and we honestly enjoyed it, but the opening five minutes is so emotionally manipulative that we have not watched another Pixar movie since.
posted by thecaddy at 8:51 PM on August 14, 2022

I like this movie fine, but I highly recommend Dug Days on Disney+

Less crying, more Dug.
posted by the primroses were over at 8:41 AM on August 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

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