What's Up, Doc(ter)?
Yeah. I think you're saying something about having audiences read between the lines, rather than hit them over the head with Bible verses or something?
Docter: Exactly. And I think even sometimes people who are decidedly non-Christian have these very Christian things to say. You know what I mean? And I think most people that have a problem with Christianity actually have a problem with the church. That's an over simplification, but people are kind of messy and that gets in the way a lot.
What do you want people to walk out of the theater with after watching Up?
Docter: Basically, the message of the film is that the real adventure of life is the relationship we have with other people, and it's so easy to lose sight of the things we have and the people that are around us until they're gone. More often than not I don't really realize how lucky I was to have known someone until they're either moved or passed away. So if you can kind of wake up a little bit and go, Wow, I've got some really cool stuff around me every day, then that's what the movie's about.
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