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  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available

children & family

From the revolutionary minds of Pixar Animation Studios and the acclaimed director of Monsters, Inc. comes a hilariously uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 6
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
4 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Pixar's stunning adventure is an upper for everyone.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Up is the second Pixar movie (after The Incredibles) to receive a PG rating, mostly due to a few potentially frightening scenes involving a band of trained talking dogs trying to get rid of the protagonists, some moments where characters almost fall from a floating house, and some guns firing. That said, it's Disney/Pixar, so the violence is mild. Viewers should note that an early wordless sequence follows an emotional and potentially upsetting trajectory that could trigger questions about old age, illness, and death.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's central relationship between Carl and Russell. What does the movie have to say about multi-generational friendships?
  • What does a young boy teach an elderly man, and vice versa?
  • Kids: What kind of adventures do you dream of having?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The look of Up is a world away from Pixar's usual CGI intricacies -- simple in a way that only artists with a genius for complexity can achieve.

- David Edelstein, New York Magazine, Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fresh: Pixar's latest hero is a septuagenarian, misanthropic crank. And this film is all about him. It shouldn't work. We shouldn't like him, or want to watch him. But we do. You will. And you'll love it.

- Giles Hardie, Unknown2, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The lessons of Up lift us, even as they ground our heroes in what really matters.

- Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Friday, May 29, 2009

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A fun and very well uplifting film lol.

- jmanard52, Thursday, November 12, 2009

3 stars

This could have been a 4.5+ star movie.

- jagfire, Sunday, November 14, 2010

5 stars

One of the most enjoyable and moving films of 2009. Being not the biggest fan of animation films (apart from the Toy Story films), I was astonished that an animated feature could unearth such emotions in me. It was a truly splendid film to witness, it immediately engages and then never lets you go. The absurdity of the plot is executed so well as you start to forget the inconceivableness of a house held up by balloons. The characters are loveable - Russell is hilarious and Mr. Fredrickson captivates and instantly makes you empathise. The dialogue is amusingly written and the story is enchanting. I really can't praise this film enough, a beautiful film, and its a special event to witness.

- shauna1354, Wednesday, November 3, 2010