• Sumo

The healthy four sevenths of the Little clan has just arrived home after watching Up (in 3D – woo hoo!). Highly recommended.

Now I’m not going to try to write a review. There are plenty out there in the ether already – and assuredly more to come. You’ll also easily find how much money the movie makes, how this compares with other recent releases, and a whole lot of blah blah blah.

I have one simple observation that I think is worth shouting out loud.

Up has joined a very select group of movies – central to the whole story is a positive picture of a wonderful marriage.

And I’m not talking ‘They lived happily ever after’, without the chance to see what that means. The marriage drives the whole drama. A marriage with sadness – but with real joy and faithfulness. It brought more than a tear to my eyes, I can assure you. Wonderful.