Thursday, November 19, 2009

Review: UP


The other day we rented UP & watched it as a family. Syd saw it with Auntie Linds on a date, but the rest of us hadn't seen it yet.

I had heard lots of good things about it from everyone & we were not disappointed.

We made a little bed on the ground & surrounded ourselves with pillows. The whole family snuggled under Scott's StarWars blanket (he's had it since he was 3) & enjoyed the sweet story. It made both Scott & I cry (Scott "the-stone-cold" who doesn't cry in ANY movie cried). Definitely recommend it to everyone- kids, adults- it's got a little bit for everyone.

16 comments:

Katie said...

Saw it last week. Love love loved it. Probably my favorite movie of the year. Already bought it for the kids for a Christmas gift.

And that is awesome that Scott has had that blanket since he was three.

anelieze said...

i liked it too!

Susan said...

We actually decided for an FHE we would go to see it at the dollar theater last month. It was Ezra's first movie theater experience. We all loved it so much! Ez still talks about the flying house and the balloons and the birdie who fell down. Bryan and I both cried too. It's pretty amazing! I am in love with that movie, and I think I'm going to buy it for Ez for Christmas this year. It's 14.99 on Amazon. :)

émilie b said...

I thought the ending was a tad long for the adult in me (that whole part with the blimp... although the kids liked it anyway), but I absolutely loved the first part with the old man and his wife. Touching and charming.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

I've heard that so many people cried in this movie. Huh. I still haven't seen it yet but would really like to.

Merf said...

i stay away from most animated movies until they come out on video---but this one i saw in 3D===LOVED IT! cried---but thats not hard to do...loved that the hero is an old guy!

Smithy said...

mike will never watch movies like this with me, so glad i saw it with my fam (whenever it was i was home last)

Cody and Kylie said...

I loved it. It was so cute! I am not a cryer either, and it made me cry, more than once.
ps. Thank you, thank you, last night was a lot of fun. :) And it was nice meeting you!

Em and Russ said...

Scott is really a sissy, he just likes everyone to think that he is "the-stone-cold." Boy, I could tell you stories! Wish I could have gone to see New Moon with you guys! Glad it was fun!

Christie said...

Haven't seen it, but I did buy it for Christmas, lol.

Olivia Carter said...

Katie- I know, isn't that cool. The year 1982 (my birth year) is embroidered on it too.

Anelieze- Such a cute movie!

Susan- Yes! I was sick on FHE night so we did it for a later in the week FHE night too.

émilie b- yes, the beginning was my fav too!

Debbie- Really, it was THAT good. I'm not a major crier & it totally got me.

Merf- I know I loved the old guy too!

Smithy- you're family is always great that way.

Kylie- It was SOOO nice to meet you too. I forgot to tell you how cute that flower hair clip in your hair was too!

Em & Russ- Yeah, he's a softy.

Christie- you made a good buy. You and the kids will love it!

April Carter said...

We have been talking about renting it. Now we will for sure. Yeah, Scott is a softy. We could not leave the theater for 30 min after he saw ET when he was 3 years old. He was so sad...it broke our hearts.

Esther Noelle said...

Looks like fun. We'll have to check it out!

Cindy said...

That was a great movie! We just watched on Saturday. So sweet, I cried too... and Jack looked at me funny (he gets it from his dad...).

Olivia Carter said...

April- Oh, that's so cute! I know, he's such a sweet guy. You guys raised him right!

Esther- Yeah, you'd like it.

Cindy- HA! Scott & I cried, but I don't think either of the kids got it. Though Rob cried in the movie Oliver at a very young age. Broke my heart!

You Are My Fave said...

I've been meaning to see this because it looks so sweet. And I love making a little bed on the ground. It makes movie watching even more enjoyable.