I haven't seen this movie in about 20 years, but I was pleasantly surprised. I usually don't care for children, but this kid was totally okay, and the movie was very sweet [for lack of a better word]. No one speaks for the whole movie, which is pretty cool, and although this is filmed in color, almost everything in the movie is grey [besides the balloon]. Also, the music by Maurice Leroux is stunning. The red balloon follows the boy, and [spoiler alert] when it pops, all the balloons in Paris float out of windows and chimneys, rush over to him, and carry him away. The ending is actually very beautiful. Sorry for all the mushiness.
Uh oh. Looks like Pixar's Up has a little plagiarism suit coming their way.4/5 pizzas