Tuesday, June 9, 2009
We went to see Pixar's "Up" this weekend and it was such a remarkable, beautiful piece of story-telling that I have no guilt at all about spending a sunny afternoon in a dark movie theater.
If you haven't seen "Up" yet, go--with or without your children. I know it's a cliche but: You'll laugh, you'll cry...Seriously you will.
It made me so incredibly happy to watch this movie with D. I have learned to tune out the cloying voices of the Bearenstein Bears (it is not true that the only difference is that they live in a tree!); the creepy faces of Thomas; and an assortment of other bizarre-o sights and sounds associated with he random content that is ostensibly created for children (If Thomas isn't nightmare-inducing I don't know what is). So it was a pleasant reminder to see that a "kid's movie" doesn't have to be crappy, watered-down, or just plain annoying. In fact, "Up" proves that if you look hard enough, you can find wonderful content for kids that also happens to be wonderful content for adults.
Cailou be gone!