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Looking “Up”: Scenes from a marriage in just four minutes

I was heartened to see that the wonderful Disney/Pixar film “Up” nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Picture — and deservedly so. 

Trolling around on YouTube I found this lovely scene from the film, which distills the heart and soul of a long marriage down to just four poignant, bittersweet, silent minutes. Hopes and disappointments, dreams and frustrations, life and death — it’s all here. And it never fails to move me to tears. Significantly, the sequence begins and ends in church.     
Take a few moments and watch. 
 And keep a tissue nearby.
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posted February 2, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Although a bit predicable, it was a great movie. One for the entire family to watch.

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posted February 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Funny how the couple was saving their money to someday live their dream when they were already living their dream as a happy couple.
‘Paradise’ is what you make of it and doesn’t have to be on the other side of the world.

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posted February 3, 2010 at 8:15 am

The remix of the soundtrack ain’t too bad, either:

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