Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.
Our dreams never die, we just grow older. This gorgeously rendered animated comedy adventure received both Academy Award and Gold Globe accolades. As soon as the home bursts into the sky with colorful balloons you will find yourself captured, anxiously awaiting the next adventure of widower Carl and Wilderness Explorer (think Boy Scouts) Russell. Russell wants to assist an elderly person so he can get his badge to be a Senior Wilderness Explorer. The imaginative endearing characters – including a talking golden retriever named Dug – offer just the right combination of quirkiness and humor.
The humorous and original storyline make this a film that is truly enjoyable to watch. The movie reinforces the message that the best adventures are with the ones that we love. So grab your family – of every age, including grandparents and the youngest toddler – then snuggle in for some wholesome entertainment.
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