We watched Up last night. I wasn't expecting it to be one of the saddest movies I'd ever seen in my entire life, but that's exactly what it was. Sad. Very sad. Tragic, even. More of a tearjerker than many a film that's trying for that designation. I know it gets universally glowing reviews and everybody loves it and nobody else seems to see it as anything but a feel-good family film. I can't help that. It makes me want to cry just sitting here thinking back over it. So I'm not going to look up reviews or post a trailer. I'm just going to note that we've seen it and won't be seeing it again.
2/28/2010: Well, I am coming back to comment on the sexist nature of this film, which has nothing to do with how sad I thought it was. This is a whole different kind of sad. The only female character dies. That can't possibly be a spoiler; I knew that much, and I had only seen the trailer. After that, the characters are male: the old man, the people he deals with in the street, the boy, the explorer, the dogs... It turns out the bird, which the boy had named Kevin, is a mother bird. But the default position is male. Sheesh. It's just so ingrained people don't even notice.