Sunday, October 18, 2009

An 'Up'lifting movie

There is no way but Up ! from here. Pixar has once again proved that they are one of the best film makers of today. Not just the best 'animated' film makers. If you could get over the pre conceptions about 3D animation being for kids, you will be treated to one of the most touching films of this year - Up!

Carl promised the love of his life, his would be wife that he will take her to Paradise falls - a place of natural beauty untouched by man and move their camp house there. As the business of living life takes its toll, the dream is always pushed for later - until its too late.

And that is just the first ten minutes - pure gold. From kids to old couple, the movie beautifully captures their love, their anguish (they cant have kids) and the simple joys life.

For me, the idea of tying balloons to the house and floating away to the place of your dreams, to leave the mundane life behind is far too exciting and almost too real a metafor.

All of us have a Paradise falls, somewhere we want to go someday. And there is always someone  we want to share it with. And its always too late.

But in the end, love finds happiness and adventure in the most boring things in life. As Carl found out and hopefully, all of us will.


Divya said...

Very well-written review..makes me want to see the movie.

As an aside, you should post more often :)

KK said...

saw this way too late. like.

Sandee said...

at least the frequency of the comments matches that of my posts !