UP (Theatrical Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

UP—heartfelt, fresh, creative effort—presents the truth that sometimes promises cannot be kept until the real purpose of keeping that promise is lost forever. A well-done story that earns its Bravo! award and serves both a child and adult audience well. Thank you to Director Pete Docter for presenting a terrific piece of entertainment. The flying house concept works well.


A balloon man makes a promise to take his wife to South America come true after she has died.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Pete Docter and Bob Peterson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Carl Fredricksen (voice of Edward Asner), Charles Muntz (voice of Christopher Plummer), Russell (voice of Jordan Nagai), Dug/Alpha (voice of Bob Peterson), Beta (voice of Delroy Lindo), Gamma (voice of Jerome Ranft), Construction Foreman Tom (voice of John Ratzenberger), Newsreel Announcer (voice of David Kaye), Young Ellie (voice of Elie Docter), and Young Carl (voice of Jeremy Leary).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Great film for the whole family that earns its place in the family home video library.

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