This weekend we took the kids to see Pixar's Up -- a story about an elderly widower who sets out to fulfill a promise to his late wife. Though he really just wants to be left alone, he makes some new friends in the course of an amazing adventure through clouds, jungle, and mountains.
Pixar movies are known for being entertaining to kids and adults alike, and this one is no different. Many of the grownup elements will whiz right by the kids, but they'll enjoy the action, the gags, and the animals.
These movies are also known for having that scene that gets you right there. This one has quite a few of those. If you get through the opening montage without getting a little verklempt, you're stronger than me. If you make it through the whole movie without being moved ... you're either six or lying.
Pixar has had some unusual protagonists, including toys, the monsters in the closet, a fat superhero, and a rat. This one has a grumpy old man with gray stubble and a bad back, but you'll enjoy the ride as his adventure reminds us all that the everyday things are the important part of life.
Speaking of which, the three-year-old sat surprisingly still during the movie, and no one had to go the bathroom! Now that's quality family entertainment :)