Up (2009)

by missizziemcguinness

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‘Squirrel!’

Up is a sweet animated film about an old man called Carl (Ed Asner) who uses his flying house to fulfill his dead wife’s wishes, with the help of a young boy called Russell (Jordan Nagai).

I originally saw the film in cinema back when it came out in 2009 and I loved it and I still do. Doug the dog is unbelievably adorable and Carl eventually sees Russell as less of an annoying kid and more of a son. I think the whole balloons attached to the house thing is rather cool.

It is also one of those films that you don’t need to think when you watch it, but it teaches you a few brilliant life lessons. Your childhood hero could be an insane old dude with a pack of Doberman dogs, pack loads of chocolate for the birds and most importantly, go on an adventure!

4.5/5

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