Film synopsis: Renowned explorer Charles F. Muntz says he has found a new species of giant bird at Paradise Falls, South America. However, archaeologists study the skeleton of the bird and conclude that Muntz fabricated it. Disgraced, Muntz vows to bring back a live specimen and will not return until he does so. Mean while on the other side of the world, young Carl Fredricksen meets Ellie. Both are aspiring explorers who idolise Muntz, and the two quickly become friends. Ellie reveals her dream to Carl about going to live by Paradise Falls. The two eventually get married and repeatedly save up for a trip to Paradise Falls, but always end up spending the money on more pressing needs.
As an elderly man, Carl finally buys tickets for the trip, but Ellie falls ill and dies before they can go.Carl continues living in the house he and Ellie fixed up, stubbornly holding out while the neighbourhood around him is replaced by skyscrapers. Carl resolves to keep his promise to Ellie. Having worked his entire life as a balloon salesman, he turns his house into a makeshift airship by attaching hundreds of helium balloons to it and flies away. Where will his house take him?
How do you have God in Film Discussion? Three simple steps
- Get friends, family or work colleagues together to watch one of the films
- Download the God in Film guide and study
- Read through the questions and suggested biblical text together - Enjoy the film and then enjoy some Reel Dialogue