I was told to expect a great movie. What I didn't expect was one of the best movies I have ever seen. It's Pixar and 3D. The story is phenomenal. I had no idea what the film was about. I was only told by others to bring a box of tissue. Surprisingly, my Hunny and Oatmeal Head are the only ones who needed them.
I don't want to give the plot way, especially since not knowing anything about it going in was very beneficial, but I will pop in the trailer for you:
The 3D is extrememly impressive. I particularly love the shots of the night sky, the stars popping out just like in real life. There are so many times I had to remind myself that it's all computer animated.
Maybe the best part of the film was afterward in the lobby. There were a couple of gently seasoned ladies there, maybe old enough to be great-grandmothers to my youngest child. They were a stitch to listen to throughout the film, but one was sitting in the lobby after, marveling over the film quality, as well as the story line, quite pleased that it wasn't just a children's movie. We talked for quite a while. I wanted to take her home.
Don't believe for a minute that this was a simple sad story. I laughed and laughed all the way through. The dogs - OMG - the dogs are SO perfect. All dogs are ADHD, but when they can speak English? SQUIRREL! Priceless.
If you have children, this is a must-see. If you don't have children, this is still a must-see. Worth even the cost of an evening ticket AND a large popcorn. Really. Do yourself a favor and see this one on the big screen while you can.
Until I write again ...