“Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one.”

– Ellie

I watched this movie three years ago, and I was moved by the exciting adventure of a flying house.

Then I watched the movie last year, and I was moved by the interactions between two generations.

Last night, I watched it again. And I discovered a part that I’ve ignored for a long time – the memory between Carl Fredricksen and his wife Ellie.

The film “centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell. By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America and to complete a promise made to his lifelong love.”

I did not realize that the memory was really playing a big role throughout Carl’s entire life.

They met when they were young children. They planed to go on an adventure together. They played together and laughed together.

Then they got married. They had their own house and they decorated the house together. Until the day Ellie died, they had never been separated. Fredricksen had to continue his life. He was upset and lonely, but the memories made him stronger and stronger. He decided to finish their dream for Ellie.

“UP” is a movie that shows how powerful a person can become without another person who used to be there with him/her.

We all lose something as we grow up, but the power of memories will never be erased.


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