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Upside Down (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1 May 2013 (France)
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Upside Down is a movie starring Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, and Timothy Spall. 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 overview, first billed only:
... Adam
... Eden
... Bob Boruchowitz
... Albert
Nicholas Rose ... Pablo
... Lagavullan
... Mr. Hunt
... Becky
Holly Uloth ... 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
... Mr. Tenet


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Two worlds. One future. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 May 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Al revés  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,722, 17 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,118, 7 April 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was inspired by an image the director had in a dream. See more »


When Adam puts on the weights, it is shown to be placed on his body and legs. However there are none on his arms, meaning he would have to struggle to keep them down and get tired very quickly, but he doesn't. See more »


[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 »


References Spider-Man (2002) See more »


Written by Jonathan Morali
Performed by Syd Matters
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User Reviews

the narration ruins it!
20 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The narration is SO bad and SO annoying that I had to mute the sound every time he started talking. Were it not a visual masterpiece, I would have turned off the film within the first minute.

Upside Down also veers into Candyland many times where things get so sticky schmaltzy sweet that I had to fast-forward to avoid having to inject insulin. But even then, the visuals kept me watching.

Suggestion to the producers: Release a director's cut sans narration. That would bump it up from a 3 rating to a 6. It's actually not a bad premise. And except for a few mediocre moments by Jim Sturgess, all the performances are not only believable, they are quite good. Maybe some other editing work could improve it even more.

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