There's something about that opening scene in Pixar's Up that kicks you square in the balls (emotionally, of course) and leaves you wallowing on the floor, reeling like a 10 year old who just found out the crushing reality of mortality, and that Santa Claus is a plump fabrication spun by parents to inspire good behavior throughout the year. Bottom line: it's a beautiful and devastating look at the downs and ups of life-long relationships -- which, inevitably end in death.
Okay. That being said, I was a little squeamish tuning into pianist/comedian Jason Lyle Black's video of his grandparents paying tribute to that beaming opener, because I can only assume that one of them (or both?) would drop dead and I'd have to explain to my editor that my tear ducts are broken and it happens all the time and I'm definitely not crying but might need the afternoon off.
Spoiler alert: there's no death, only old people being in love/playing piano together (!) and a few cleverly placed nods to the original film.
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Only tears of joy were shed here, thankfully. And maybe a tear or two of jealousy, because even though that lady is old, she's still the female equivalent of a silver fox.
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He thinks fortune favors the bold. And also the rich. Follow him @wilfulton
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