The Top 100 Inspirational Movies: 40 - 21
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He is shy, unsure and in need of a hero. A young Carl Frederickson found his
idol in famous explorer Charles F. Muntz, who was renowned for the discovery of
a huge bird he found in South America. Muntz was accused of fabricating the findings
and was subsequently fired and was determined to return to Paradise Falls and
clear his name. The young Carl would meet and wed Ellie, another big fan of Muntz.
She confided as a kid that she dreamed of moving her clubhouse to Paradise
Falls and wanted to see that before she died. Both over the years dipped into
the saving account for other necessities and Ellie died of old age before her
dream of living in Paradise Falls came into fruition. Carl is forced to leave
his home after being pegged a nuisance by the city and forges a plan to make
his house an airship made up with thousands of balloons with wind sails made
from shower curtains. Here comes Russell, a child determined to gain his badge
for helping the elderly. Russell embarks on the adventure accidently getting
swept up in the darkened-yellow Victorian house strung up with the
assorted-colored of helium fun. The adventure proves that the bird was indeed a
reality and Muntz was a raving madman, too (he tried to capture our heroes). Ellie’s
wish of her house set on a cliff near Paradise Falls is fulfilled. Russell receives
his badge for assisting the elderly and adopts Carl as his surrogate
grandfather where they share new dreams together.
~ Corine Gatti
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