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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
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Christopher Plummer
John Ratzenberger
Delroy Lindo
Edward Asner
Paul Eiding
Jordan Nagai
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Pete Docter
Bob Peterson
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Running Time
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Inspired by his childhood hero, adventurer Charles F. Muntz (Plummer), and the wishes of his late wife Ellie, octogenarian Carl Fredricksen (Asner) uses a bundle of balloons to fly his house to the jungles of Paradise Falls. His problems start when he discovers a stowaway, boy scout Russell (Nagai).


Verdict
If it had lived up to its golden first five minutes, Up would have been the film of the decade. As it is, it remains the best animated flick of 2009, a funny, moving, beautifully made argument that dreamers can move mountains.


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