Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Up (an appreciaton)

Up (2009) dir: Pete Docter/Bob Peterson

Up starts with an ending, a life in snapshot, which is poigniant and so deftly done (it packs an emotional wallop inside of ten minutes), you wonder how the film will recover. I didn’t get any wet on my face because I’m a tough guy (But I think my sinuses might have been playing up a bit).

The clever thing is how they introduce zany, Tex Avery-ish ideas once the film gets going, so we have a cartoon world grounded with a deeper meditation on loss, loneliness and the solace of companionship.

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