Up (2009, USA) C-96m. *** D: Pete Docter. Starring (the voices of) Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, John Ratzenberger, Pete Docter. Another Pixar mega-hit, but this time with a bit more soul. An aged pensioner, who is still mourning the death of his beloved wife, decides to live their big dream and takes off with his house (literally!) to South America's Paradise Falls. Unfortunately, a chubby boy scout is on his front porch the moment his house lifts off, so they embark on the odyssey together. Lovingly animated, bitter-sweet comedy drama with some truly hilarious scenes (love the dog collar!). Plot doesn't hold up, but a definite improvement over RATATOUILLE (2007) and WALL-E (2008).

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