"We bought a house.
Your mother made it a home."
Architecture, decor, neighborhood--all these play a part in turning a house into a home. But, of course, what matters most are the people inside. That's something my dad taught me a long time ago. For Carl, the septuagenarian main character of Up, that realization comes only after a flight halfway across the world and many many thousand balloons--and thank goodness, because we get to be a part of his poignant journey in this remarkable and deeply touching movie.
"Use the good china for breakfast."