Go see Up.

Even if you don't have a kid handy, go anyway. It's a perfect little charmer of a movie!

I will say that I resent Pixar presenting me with such complexity of emotion in a kiddie film. I began to ponder things like life-dreams and whether some of those big ones we start out with die or just change. Do we find out how to be happy or do we "settle." Or both. On the flip side, I considered how it's never too late - for the important things anyway.

Also, one particular thing during the opening sequence really annoyed me because it seemed like way too much, even though they did it with subtlety. But it was lost on Shark Boy and was a blip in the scope of the movie, and I was soon completely charmed and got over it. So nevermind.

Bottom line: Within 15 minutes you'll need tissues. Then you will laugh and laugh and have the most enjoyable time! Then in the last 5 minutes you'll need tissues again. (But that does not mean it has a sad ending.)

I have two contests to remind you about.

Blissful Style on Blissfully Domestic is giving away one of these gorgeous things!

I love this laptop with the power of a thousand burning suns. I would have begged for this like a kid pleading for a Nerd Rope if it wasn't for this white hot mess of an economy sucking the joy out of things like Mom's Special Red Designer Laptop Birthday.

Also, I am giving away one of these adorable backpacks on Friday to a lucky commenter on this post about Family Road Trips. It is courtesy of Allchildrensfurniture.com and contains educational activities for the short "are we there yet!?!" people who ride in your backseat.

sparky junior travel backpack

So please comment on my road trip post for a chance to win!

Have you seen Up? Who else loved it?

PS for Nashville area readers: Don't forget the special discount at Studio Gaven I posted here.


mo.stoneskin said...

Although that laptop is not very masculine it is making me pine...

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

I can't wait to see Up - it won't be out here for a while yet though. That laptop is beautiful!

Broccoli Cupcake said...

A group of us took our little ones to see Up last night. I enjoyed the movie, but the kiddos (ages almost 3, 3.5 and 4) did not. They laughed at the dogs and thought the balloons were cool, but some of the tissue parts upset them and when asked if they liked the movie the response was..."it was scary." I'd say take your kiddos if they're 6 or older.

OHmommy said...

Gosh that is one classy computer.

Thanks for the heads up on UP. I will take the kids this weekend.

Marie said...

Up was fantastic. I got a little teary eyed about the part I think you are talking about and unfortunately since it has been a big deal at our house my son got it completely.

However, it was the best kid movie I have seen in a very long time.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

We saw UP this weekend. Took Imp to see her very first movie ever. She's only 3 so we were a bit worried. Aside from the 30 minutes she was asleep, she loved the entire film and was an angel the whole time.

I loved the movie.

Oh and I think I know the part you were referring to. I thought it was a bit misplaced and with the exception of older children (like teens or pre-teens) who were watching it, no one would understand it.

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