Prioritize your mental health. Get 10% off your first month of therapy with our sponsor BetterHelp: 🤍betterhelp.com/cinematherapy How do you find happiness and purpose in life after loss? Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright are both crying because they’re reacting to Pixar’s Up. They talk about Carl’s reluctance to move on and find a new life without Ellie, and they cry watching the montage about their life. They talk about Pixar’s perfect screenplay and physical comedy, and they cry about that. They discuss how life can continue after loss, finding new joys and purpose, and Jonathan almost leaves and lets Alan do the show by himself because Up is his kryptonite.. Oh, and Michael Giacchino’s heart-wrenching score makes them cry too. Join our Patreon: 🤍patreon.com/CinemaTherapy Get some popcorn here: 🤍🤍lisaspopcorn.com/cinematherapy Cinema Therapy is: Written by: Megan Seawright, Jonathan Decker, and Alan Seawright Produced by: Jonathan Decker, Megan Seawright, Alan Seawright, Sophie Téllez, and Corinne Demyanovich Edited by: Trevor Horton Director of Photography: Bradley Olsen English Transcription by: Anna Preis
Have you guys ever watched The Last Mimzy?
Where Charles in this video??
You should watch precious pretty dark
I know with this being a month old you guys probably won't see this buuuuuut...
Do you guys ever do older movies? "Classic Cinematic Therapy"
If you every go down this route I would LOVE to see you do, "The Agony and the Ecstasy"
Love you guys. Can guys therapize the Jennifer Lopez movie "Enough". Thanks 😊
I love that even though they never made it to paradise falls they were still happy and fulfilled just living a “boring” life together
On top of the great movie commentary, one of the other reasons I tune in is the Crying With Alan (And Sometimes Jono) Show. I cry easily and seeing that mirrored in Alan and Jono makes me feel like I’m not crying alone.
Up tells a better love story in four minutes than Twilight does in four movies.
Really wish you guys wouldn’t work with BetterHelp. Even PewDiePie did a video explaining how corrupt they are.
I put off watching this video for ages because I knew it would cry, but I'm properly bawling! Oddly enough the bit that really made me sob is when Carl gives him the Ellie badge, it's just so beautiful.
My dad died the night before Thanksgiving this year. This broke me.
I feel like Carl Fredricksen through his grief in this adventure was reconnecting with what fulfills him as a person. And it's not exploring, even though he was passionate about it as a kid. It was bringing people Joy.
He comes from a family that reacts like the mafia at a funeral when he gets married, all miserable and dispassionate, but it cannot dampen his mood. He and Ellie get jobs at the zoo where we can see he is already very happy making kids happy with his balloon stand. He and Ellie go through many trials that drain his bank, but through it all they're smiling. To the point he puts Paradise Falls itself into a little corner, because they don't need it.
It's only when he remembers the promise to her, and realizes now he's in a position to make the childhood dream really come true, does he start losing touch with it. The gesture itself wasn't the wrong thing to do, but when he realizes she won't ever be able to make it, he forgets that the life he had with her was enough. He gave her joy just by building a life with her, but in his mind he failed it and fixates on that one last promise. Not realizing or remembering that the Falls themselves weren't as important as what they represented.
Randall is him and Ellie at the same time, someone who finds ultimate joy in adventure, yet doesn't have the most supportive home background. In the end, he completely abandons the house where I assume he planned to die, never seeing it in its proper place despite fighting the whole movie to take it there. He doesn't need to see it, he knows where his home is. He's in his paradise.
My cousins, aged 14-21, just lost their father from brain cancer on New Year's 2022. They believe in life after death, but even with knowing the inevitable was coming and the hope of a reunion after their deaths, they've said how they've struggled and felt lost from their loss. I think UP is exactly where they hope they'll someday end up; in a cathartic, "this still hurts, because the person I love isn't here anymore with me, but I know the loss doesn't need to define me." It also reminds me of Netflix's Bridgerton, Season 2, where Anthony and his mother are both going through the mourning process of his father/her husband. It hits all the right feels....how can something hurt so much, yet feel so good all at the same time.... answer: UP.
"Why did you have to break open your piggy bank to do that?" -> Because I wanted the greatest care available on Earth. It doesn't matter what it costs, I showed up and they had the experience to treat it. There are three parameters to healthcare - Affordable, Accessible, Quality. You are only allowed two of the three. I prefer Access to Quality care that is not affordable over any other possible combination of the three. Why afford accessible care that causes more problems (no quality) - Why afford quality care if it is not accessible to you - You only win with access and quality.
Love you both, thankyou for enlighting me, it's been emotional 😍👍
havent rewatched up for a while.... and im crying so bad throughout the video
I lost my grandpa this past Christmas and watching this was definitely hard but helps to put into perspective the time I had with him and the importance of reminding my grandma that she is not alone. ❤️🩹
my mom was in the same boat as Carl's wife, but my mom and dad pushed on, and well here I am a former foster child, later adopted when I was 5 years old by them, and in 2021 of December my mom passed away at the age of 77 due to medical complications, so this hits close to home like a bullet train.
I lost my grandma in June of 2022, watching this made me cry so much. I had to basically bottle everything up because of life stuff and this made everything come out🥺.