Did the Pixar film Up make you cry? At The Ringer, director Pete Docter and codirector Bob Peterson talk about the nuances of craft that created a deeply emotional response to the characters in the film.
But these early scenes reveal that Up isn’t only about Carl—it’s also about his relationship with his wife, Ellie. They’re kids when she bursts into his life with a shock of red hair and a passion for exploration, and the interaction leads to a deeply felt, lifelong connection. In a flash, Up snaps into a montage of their life together: the two pals fall in love, get married, buy what was once Ellie’s hideaway and turn it into a home of their own.