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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Pixar's stunning adventure is an upper for everyone.

Movie PG 2009 98 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 244 parent reviews

age 10+

Very sad and emotionally intense

This was not the funny, uplifting, and adventurous movie we were hoping for. There are a lot of sad and emotionally intense events in this movie. We stopped the movie at the house fire scene with two sobbing kids. If you have sensitive kids, this may just be too sad. I think this could be an ok movie for older tweens or adults who know to expect a poignant tear-jerker.
age 4+

Amazing one of the best animated movies ever

Amazing but sad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (244 ):
Kids say (266 ):

Pixar has brought to life a multi-generational odd couple in a film that's visually stunning, surprisingly touching, and unsurprisingly delightful. After nine films, Pixar's legend is well known; it's the only studio with a perfect record both commercially (each of its releases has grossed more than $150 million) and critically. Up is no exception on the latter front, and considering the demand for family entertainment, it's sure to be a big hit money-wise, too.

The beginning of the film is an unexpected tearjerker following the entire marriage -- from first sight to widowhood -- of adventurous-at-heart Carl and Ellie Fredricksen. But he bulk of the story, as the trailer promises, is Carl and Russell's amazing skyward journey to Paradise Falls. Above the gorgeous and colorful animated vistas, Pixar's astonishing achievement is the sweet, funny, lasting relationship that it's odd-couple heroes share.

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