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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.

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Cast

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Albert
Nicholas Rose ...
Pablo
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Lagavullan
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Mr. Hunt
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Becky
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Paula (as Holly O'Brien)
Elliott Larson ...
Adam 12 Years Old
Maurane Arcand ...
Eden 10 Years Old
Janine Theriault ...
Miss Maguire
Vincent Messina ...
Tommy
Cole K. Mickenzie ...
Pato
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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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Imagine a world where two planets exist together, but their people cannot. The laws of the universe separate them, but nothing can keep them apart. See more »


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

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1 May 2013 (France)  »

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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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Trivia

For the Floor Zero scenes, Production Designer Alex McDowell's team built two sets, which sat side-by-side, as if the screen had been sliced down the middle and folded open. When characters between the two worlds interact, the "down" scene takes place on one set and the "up" scenes takes place on the other, simultaneously. See more »

Goofs

A liquid is always heavier than the bottle or glass containing it. The "Welcome!" bottle of beer on Adam's desk and the Upside Down cocktail would at least float if not "fall" towards the ceiling. 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 L'homme sans tête (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

DOS MUNDOS
Written by Martín Pavlovsky
Performed by Martín Pavlovsky
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Gorgeous Visuals, Awfully Told Story
24 October 2012 | by See 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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