Sorry for responding to this a few months later, I'm just now seeing this.I have to disagree with those of you that think this a depressing movie. The beginning is sad. I did get teary eyed watching that part, but I get teary eyed easily. My daughter is 11 and thinks I'm nuts. My husband cried at the endn of Despicable Me.
I think it has a positive message; especially the end. Here are two people that are missing something in their lives and they find each other. The old man finally lets the little boy into his heart. They help each other really. Next time you watch it trying looking at it from a different point of view.
Yes I just lost a baby this past week, so I'm not saying this without understanding loss.
I have to disagree with your disagreement. You might have found the movie happy or whatever, that's fine for you, but it's also fine for people who find the movie depressing to say it's too depressing for them. For me, the "positive message" didn't outweigh the depressing. I thought it was a horrible "children's movie" and have no intention of watching it again or letting DS watch it. Anyway, my overall point is that in grieving especially, it's not okay to tell people how they should feel. If you thought the movie was great and it comforted you, fantastic. If you thought it was horrible and broke the dvd in half, that's okay too.