Just came back from watching UP.
I cried so many times, I feel embarassed to admit it, but holy cow is it such a great film. So much emotion and heart.
But what surprised me the most is how adult the story is. I mean, they deal with a lot of subjects that I didn't expect to hear talk about.
The scene that had my jaw on the floor was when Russel starts talking about his dad and you get a little hint as to his family life. It's bad enough that his dad is never there for him any more, but the fact that he also remarried and Russel is still calling his step-mom by her first name?! I was right there with Carl as far as my reaction. Talk about an awkward characteristic to discover.
Oh, and at the beginning where they reveal that Ellie is unable to have children was the first knife in the heart of the movie that I didn't see coming even though I knew she was going to pass away at the end of the montage!! This right after the short film they did about where babies come from was a ballsy move on Pixar's part, and I appaulde it!
I'll be seeing this again whenever I can, but this movie officially tops Monsters Inc. as the Pixar movie gaurenteed to make me cry.