Once again Pixar has done a fantastic job with their annual animated film, Up, the flick about an old man and a lot of balloons:

It’s unusual to see any movie, let along a cartoon, to center its story on a whithering old man.  Up had done it so well, that our theater was unusually crowded with senior citizens.

It’s also unusual to hear tough 20-something young people to admit shedding tears.  But the first thing that I heard from both persons who saw this movie before us was how they cried like a baby (or almost there).  We were also deeply touched by the nearly silent delivery of a simple yet loving story of the two common folks.  Maybe this is how love stories really should be told.

What’s more?  Read about how Pixar granted a dying girl’s wish.