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Upside Down (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1 May 2013 (France)
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Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

Director:

Juan Solanas

Writers:

Juan Solanas (screenplay), Juan Solanas (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Sturgess ... Adam
Kirsten Dunst ... Eden
Timothy Spall ... Bob Boruchowitz
Blu Mankuma ... Albert
Nicholas Rose Nicholas Rose ... Pablo
James Kidnie ... Lagavullan
Vlasta Vrana ... Mr. Hunt
Kate Trotter ... Becky
Holly Uloth Holly Uloth ... Paula (as Holly O'Brien)
Elliott Larson Elliott Larson ... Adam 12 Years Old
Maurane Arcand Maurane Arcand ... Eden 10 Years Old
Janine Theriault Janine Theriault ... Miss Maguire
Vincent Messina Vincent Messina ... Tommy
Cole K. Mickenzie Cole K. Mickenzie ... Pato
Paul Ahmarani ... Mr. Tenet
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Storyline

Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach... a girl named Eden. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grownup Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back... Not even the law or science! Written by Onyx Films

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Love will change the way we see the world. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Al revés See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,722, 17 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,118, 7 April 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,186,956
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Juan Solanas: the director appears as a Down Below employee pushing a shopping cart through the bottom half of the Transworld office. See more »

Goofs

Eden's hand and arm positions change between shots during the final scene in the movie, when she is kissing Adam. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adam: The universe, so full of wonders. I could spend hours and hours looking up at the sky. So many stars, so many mysteries. And there's one very special star that makes me think of one very special person. Now let me tell you my story.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears in its stylized state at the beginning: "UPSIDE NWOD" See more »

Connections

References The Man Without a Head (2003) See more »

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DOS MUNDOS
Written by Martín Pavlovsky
Performed by Martín Pavlovsky
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Gorgeous Visuals, Awfully Told Story
24 October 2012 | by ariellawritesSee all my reviews

This movie looked so promising based on it's trailer. Not to mention the visuals were absolutely gorgeous. It had this fantasy quality about it without looking fake; even though you absolutely know its green screen. Also, the plot premise was such an interesting idea; star-crossed lovers separated by the science of their universe. I was excited to watch it because I thought It'd have an "inception-like" quality. HOWEVER, I was horribly wrong.

The character development was just sort of...there. And no real relationship ever seemed to develop between the characters. It went from WE LOVE EACH OTHER to I DON'T KNOW YOU to WE LOVE EACH OTHER again without anything real happening. The romance has a bad back story and the sudden realizations were too flimsy. Adam was adorable in his endless attempts at trying to get to Eden. But thats all. They were so flat in the end and nothing interesting happened. Not to mention, the excitement factor was a bust and it was clichéd and awfully expressed in the end. It felt like I was watching a poem told with gorgeous figurative language, but lacking any substance, heart, or care. The movie needed a better plot, it needed more events, it needed more character development, and it needed a lot of polishing up. Since it's main point of drama was in the romance and even THAT was awfully put together, all in all, it was flop.

However, it was an okay watch and again, the visuals of such a disorientating world totally threw me off whack. For the next ten minutes after the movie, I felt like things should be floating upward and I should be upside down...it was weird but showed that I actually did get immersed into the world.

My recommendation? GET A BETTER WRITER


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