By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 8.3/10 (213,577 voted)
Critic's Score: 88/100
Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger
Storyline A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However he has a stowaway aboard. An 8 year old boy named Russell, who's trying to get an Assisting the Elderly badge. Together, they embark on an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin.
Writers: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Cast: Edward Asner
(as Ed Asner)
Construction Foreman Tom
Police Officer Edith
(as Mickie T. McGowan)
Construction Worker Steve
(as Don Fullilove)
Opening Weekend: $68,108,790
(31 May 2009)
(25 November 2011)
Did You Know?
Not only are Carl and Ellie based on squares and circles, but objects around them are based on their shapes, like their chairs and picture frames. When they both appear in a photograph, the frame is both circle and square.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
The phrase "Jiminy Cricket" was used in common slang as a euphemism for "Jesus Christ" (in context of a "cuss" word) since the 1920s. The expression is spoken in movies like The
Brave Little Tailor and
The Wizard of Oz.
Pinocchio had a character named Jiminy Cricket who was named after the expression, not the other way around.
Movietown News presents, "Spotlight on Adventure." What you are now witnessing is footage never before seen by civilized humanity: a lost world in South America. Lurking in the shadow of majestic Paradise Falls, it sports plants and animals undiscovered by science. Who would dare set foot on this inhospitable summit? Why, our subject today, Charles Muntz!
Possibly the best Pixar film to date.
I was luckily able to catch a screening a few weeks ago here in
As an avid lover of Wall-E, I felt Pixar could never reach those
I was wrong.
UP's story will probably seem peculiar at first glance. An old man as a
protagonist? It definitely blew my expectations. The first 5 minutes
demolished every other Pixar feature just because it was the first time
I cried in a theater.
This just shows how much heart there is to the movie. I really don't
want to get into specifics because of spoilers but the movie literally
Amazing visual effects.
Breath taking action.
All those combined equal something special. Today's movies like to blow
you away with gimmicks, Pixar is different. Each movie shows soul and
UP definitely has it.
I can't wait until it comes out so I can see it in 3d, im bringing