09 March 2010


This is a snippet of the movie UP.  It's 4 minutes long and wordless. These 4 minutes are sufficient to explain the love between Carl and Ellie.   It portrays their life in  fast forward.   You cant help but examine your own relationship when you see this.  The music is exquisite, the animation is wonderful and the story is so touching.  I have seen it a few times and each time I cry during certain scenes.  I guess I am reminded of how my dad lived his life as a widower after my mom passed away suddenly.  Carl even looks like my dad LOL.  I'm happy that this movie won 2 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score .  I remember not wanting to see it (I am an adult and adults don't usually like cartoons) but my kids insisted that I would like it and they were right!  Enjoy!

So, did you like it?  


  1. I took my daughter to see this movie last summer. The first 4 minutes are the best part of the whole movie. I was in tears when those four minutes were finished. Even now I have chills.

  2. Hi Jen,

    I know. Its so touching. Makes you want to appreciate every minute of your better half. Now I feel guilty about blogging too much!

  3. I absolutely love UP. This little montage in particular was my favorite part of the movie. It's so sweet and simple and perfect :)

  4. Hi gamommy,

    That's the word I was looking for "montage". Here I am, capable of speaking French and you are the one that comes up with the appropriate French word. Good for you! Thanks for your comment!

  5. Great sentiments- I totally agree! We just had company here recently and the children had brought Up along to watch. It began to move me so much that I got sucked in and teary eyed. I finally had to drag myself away from it to go make dinner for us all, but I will have to watch the full movie soon!