Sitting in traffic for two hours a day, five days a week can push a person to the breaking point. Sometimes, we all need to escape. For elderly widower Carl Fredricksen in Disney/Pixar’s 2009 animated family film Up, escape means fulfilling a promise made to his lifetime love, Ellie, by following in the footsteps of his childhood idol, explorer Charles Muntz. Tying thousands of balloons to his home, the 78-year-old protagonist sets out by way of floating house to the wilds of South America for adventure and a quiet, peaceful passing. One stow-away later, adventures commence and Carl learns you’re never too old for growth, as audiences wish they had remembered to bring their Kleenex. Forget the tedium of your work week and watch Up under the stars at the SOCO’s Outdoor Movie Night in Costa Mesa.
Fri., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2013