Up movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Up doesn’t just go up and down, it goes in all directions with emotion, brilliant animation and memorable music. This Disney-Pixar animation is entertaining, adventurous, uplifting and perfect for all ages.


A 78-year-old balloon salesman grieving over the death of his wife decides to fulfil their lifelong dream to travel to Paradise Falls by flying their house with thousands of helium balloons. But he is shocked when he finds a young child named Russell on his porch after he lifts off the ground.

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Movie details

Director: Pete Docter
Cast: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, Jeremy Leary, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft
Writer: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
Release Date (Australia): 3 September 2009
Runtime: 96 minutes/1h 36m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

Thematic material includes grief and an implied miscarriage, as well as sequences of threat and peril.

Violence (PG)

There are scenes of animated violence throughout the film, including an elderly man hitting a young man on the head with his cane, accompanied by blood detail.

mpaa rating

PG (for some peril and action)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Up doesn’t just go up and down, it goes in so many different directions with emotion, imagination and sentimentalism. It’s exactly what makes this animated Disney-Pixar adventure so entertaining, fulfilling and enjoyable to watch… Well, that’s only IF you can properly make it through the first 10 minutes, although it’ll make you ball your eyes out.

The plot of the movie consists of a 78-year-old balloon salesman grieving over the death of his wife, but also going on to fulfil their lifelong dream: to fly their house to Paradise Falls. He is accompanied by a small boy named Russell and a cuddly dog named Dug who they encounter on the way. However, the fact that he’s run a balloon vendor doesn’t matter, and the film’s just about his eventful and imaginative adventure to Paradise Falls.

This movie will entertain and please everyone of all ages. The story is high on creativity, heavy on emotions, very sweet and uplifting, although it’s tearjerking. The animation in this movie is just wonderful. All the story’s ideas are visually captured with memorable colours and bright skies. The music is also masterful, heartbreaking at times but also unforgettable. This may be the best music used in animated kids’ movies.

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