Infertility never been portrayed moreÂ honestly on the silver-screen than in the movie UP.Â It was a smallÂ snippet in a full and delicious movie about true love, grief and rediscovering oneâ€™s appetite for adventure. The opening montage featuring the love story of Carl and Ellie is one of the most gorgeous pieces of storytelling Iâ€™ve ever seen.
Theirs was a rare and indecipherable love â€“ the kind I am lucky enough to have. They do not get to have children. And for 15 haunting seconds, we see how much that fact devastated them. Ellieâ€™s head in her hands, her isolation in the yard, Carlâ€™s efforts to lift her mood. ThatÂ sad gaze into nothing.
Pixar got it right.