Sunday, May 31, 2009

Recommendation of the Day

I took the kids to see "Up" this weekend, and all I have to say is GO SEE IT.

Even if you have no children to take with you. Believe me, you will not be disappointed, because it happens to be a beautiful film that is just masquerading as an animated kid's flick.

A word of caution, however: If you go to see "Up," and you are a) happily married, b) have ever been happily married, c) hope to be happily married, d) love some people who are happily married, e) have a soft spot for cranky widowers, or f) suffering from some hormonal imbalance like pregnancy or PMS, then you will want to make sure that you have some tissues somewhere on your personage.

If you choose not to bring the tissues, you might find that the first eleven minutes will have you scrounging around for anything with which to mop your tears.

And then, when you have soaked up the scratchy one-ply napkins that you took from the concession stand, you will discreetly try to wipe your face on the back of the shirt of the two-year old in your lap.

And if you're unable to accessorize your outfit with a lap-sitting two year old, well I don't know what to tell you. Except TISSUES.

Thank you, and enjoy the movie.


  1. That was MY choice but the husband chose Night at the Museum..which was quite excellent.
    UP is next on our list.

  2. I have heard that it's quite a tear jerker. Surprise, surprise! My children will be so embarrassed!

  3. I can't wait to see it!! Maybe as an end-of-school-treat!

  4. Anonymous9:09 PM

    We were supposed to go yesterday but Annaka got sick so it is on the schedule for this weekend along with an array of a million other things but we will fit it in. I am just so excited to go to a movie- it has been forever. I will be sure to bring the tissues- I knew I'd probably need them after the kids and I read the storybook version.
    Mirabella MOM


    Hey girl-- the above link is a Christian ministry that has "talking points" about UP (and other new movies) - relating the movie and themes in it to faith and life. The FilmTalk cards are $5 for an instant download that helps parents (and small group leaders) start informal discussions after the movie.

    Pretty cool place. Especially if it looks like a movie will be played often in su casa later on vid!!

  6. I really want to take the boys to see this. If school ever ends we may go. Will school ever end? (In August I'll be typing "Will school ever start?")


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