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Warning: Bring Kleenex to "Up"

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I absolutely loved the movie "Up" but now feel the need to warn mothers everywhere ... bring Kleenex!


First of all, "Up" is an amazing movie. Pixar has done it again. It was funny, brilliant, entertaining, and beautiful. Bravo!

But I had no idea I'd need to bring Kleenex.

Apparently, I wasn't the only one crying in the theater. I heard a kid across the aisle say, "Mommy, why are you sad?" ... then I heard loud sniffles from the women all around me.

I used the back of my sleeve to wipe away the tears at several points in the movie. Even my husband was tearing up.

I won't spoil the movie by divulging any plot points ... but BRING KLEENEX.

Consider yourself warned!

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krismj June 1, 2009, 2:12 PM

A group of moms took our children to see it last Friday. Two of us are pregnant. I thought my need to tear up was due to the hormones. I said to myself, “It’s a cartoon! Get yourself together!” I looked over to see the other pregnant mom doing the same thing. We both found out later that even the non-prego mom’s were crying!

krismj June 1, 2009, 2:16 PM

The movie was terrific! However, she’s right. A group of moms took our kids last Friday to see the movie. Two of us are pregnant. When I felt myself start to tear up I thought to myself, “It’s a cartoon. Get it together!” I looked over to see the other prego mom doing the same thing. We found out after the movie that several of the other mom’s were doing the same thing. But in regards to the movie, it was great! The realism was incredible and we weren’t watching it in 3D. It looked like you could reach out and pet the dogs and they’d be soft and cuddly. At the rate Pixar is going, there will be no need for actors in a few years. It was by far the most realistic looking cartoon I’ve ever seen.

Meredith June 1, 2009, 2:34 PM

I agree, this cartoon is a tear jerker. There were a few elements that kids will not get, but adults certainly do.

Amy June 1, 2009, 9:15 PM

I took my 5.5 year old on opening day, and I had to explain the first few scenes to her because there’s no dialogue. It was difficult to explain without sobbing!

Anna June 2, 2009, 1:29 PM

OMG…I loved this movie! I did not expect to cry while watching a cartoon of all things! But this movie is really touching, heartwarming, sweet and just too sweet for words. I highly recommend it!

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