Friday, June 12, 2009


Movie: Up
Like/Don't Like: LOVE.

It was an exhausting day at work yesterday. Not really bad, just non-stop. The phones didn't stop ringing, the people didn't stop coming in, and by the end of the day I was looking into monastic retreats in Tibet - just so I wouldn't have to talk to anyone.

But I opted for the cheaper retreat of a dark movie theater. Best $8 I've spent in my life. Because I LOVED this movie. LOVED. IT.

Maybe it was because I was so tired, but I was a wreck by the end of it. In a good way. I cry at a lot of things but I wept through this movie. Almost Shadowlands kind of weeping. Within the first 10 minutes. Because they are heartbreaking - both sad and sweet.

The movie follows Carl, an old man whose wife has just died. He decides to go on the adventure he always promised her they would take. This is how he ends up floating down to South America in his house, with a chubby boy scout named Russell tagging along. They end up on an island with talking dogs, Carl's childhood hero, and an exotic bird named Kevin.

It was all just so sweet and funny and lovely and beautiful and I can't say enough good things about it.


Rach said...

I really enjoyed this one as well. Super sweet and very enjoyable! That was a good choice after your super long day.

Stephanie said...

It was a really fun movie. I walked out of there thinking - only Disney could make a movie about a grumpy old man! I really want to see it again.