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Review: 'Up' Appeals To The Child and Adult in All Of Us

June 19, 2009

"Up," directed by Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc."), is about an old man named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) who puts thousand of balloons above his house and uses them to fly to Venezuela. This, of course, is one of the most ridiculous premises ever imagined, which, coming from a studio that specializes in talking toys and rat chefs, is really saying something. But "Up" reaches far beyond its ludicrous premise, to the point it is an afterthought. This is largely due to the character development in the film. Read More