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Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to ... See full summary »



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Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and together they lose a new arrival. The mismatched pair give chase and end up in a remote seaside town populated by cocky teenagers, sinister old women and the enigmatic Liz, who has 'suicide written all over her'. Can they stop bickering long enough to find the lost soul? Will Rash be reunited with his brother Chunky? And can Martin get back in time to finally get 'Up There'? UP THERE is a killer comedy about life, death and irritating friends. Written by Anonymous

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Caring in the afterlife is a dead-end job


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy



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Beautiful little film (8* out of 10)
19 November 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a very nice film, in which the main character is trying to figure out the meaning of after-life. And after-life can be a very depressing place, including group-therapy, and the nagging suspicion that your superiors are judging you every step of the way. A typically grey and gloomy Scottish atmosphere provides the background against which the main character tries to muddle through with a DIY-mentality ("Don't Involve Yourself") - which is disturbed by his "side-kick", a walking Ali G parody, whose "help" is the last thing anyone needs.

Although in style this film is based on a subdued form of humour, you find yourself chuckling through most of the film and laughing out loud very frequently. The last one is mainly courtesy of the "side-kick". This is not a film for those who prefer their films jam-packed with action. In fact, "inaction" and "being/feeling trapped" is an important topic of the film. So the "speed" of the film is conformable to its rather grey atmosphere - so, tempo and atmosphere are a bit like the Frances McDormand scenes in Fargo.

The cast is excellent throughout, and Burn Gorman has the chance to shine in the lead role. This film gives the audience a chance to see the high quality he has as an actor, which is a nice change for those of us who only know him from the vastly inferior TV-series "Torchwood", whose crappy scripts and stories manage to sabotage even talents as big as those of Gorman and Barrowman.

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