Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion "Plutopia", a place that may only exist in the mind. THE BILL IS DUE. 'Downstream' is a view of the not so distant future. We follow a young man (everyone's son) as he pays the price for society's decadence. Written by
Phil Y Kim
Neil Kinsella was the director from pre-production through the end of principle photography when he was replaced before additional photography due to creative conflicts with the executive producer, Jonathon Trent the star of the film credits him as the most important element in the production. See more »
I think the movie was trying to tell us something about not wasting energy and conserving a bit more, that's fine. But to do it in this setting, I sorry but it's been done a million times. If you want to make a fictional sorry that conveys a message, use something "in your face" fictional (go see district 9), don't use pseudo-science. I could go on a big rant about what was wrong with the science of the movie, but I don't think this site is the correct forum for that.
In the end, if they would have used some out-of-this-world reason to explain what happens, the movie would have been better. Should you see it, sure, just don't read too much into it. The movie isn't deep and it's not a prophecy of what is to come, although I'm sure there are people out there that will say it is.
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