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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 »
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

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

Gross USA:

$105,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,106,475
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the cloud woman is talking to the police and disappears, one of the cops says, "Forget it Jake. It's Cloudtown." This is a direct reference to Chinatown (1974), being almost identical to Walsh's statement to Jake Gettis, which is the closing line of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Adam and Eden try to escape from the police for the second time, near the end of the movie, Adam is holding Eden on his shoulders jumping through the big blocks of stone. When a man fires and hits the wire that holds the stone where they're standing, they fall down and Eden grabs the chain with one hand, and Alan with the other one. Then she is forced to let Adam fall down, but doing it, the gravity of her planet should attract her and cause her to fall in the opposite direction of Adam. You can obviously notice that this doesn't happen: Adam falls and Eden is still holding herself to the chain to avoid falling down in the same direction of 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 »

Soundtracks

OBSTACLES
Written by Jonathan Morali
Performed by Syd Matters
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User Reviews

A visually stunning film with an intellectually stimulating plot
26 December 2012 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is a love story set in a world where there are two worlds separated by different gravities.

On the surface, "Upside Down" is about a man from down below falling in love with a woman from the world above. In reality, the message is so profound, as it describes class and societal segregation. It shows how the less privileged (the world below) are separated from the privileged (the world above), and the upward social movement is impossible. People from one world pretend he is from another but in vain. People's hopes for a better life are shattered by societal limits. This difficult struggle is happening everyday in the world, where people in a country wants to move higher, or people wanting to move to another better off country in search for a better life. We don't normally think about this, but "Upside Down" brings such a problem to the foreground of the consciousness in a way that stimulates thoughts.

Visuals in "Upside Down" is stunning. From the sombre colour schemes down below, to the beautiful lights above; from the macabre buildings below to the majestic buildings above, every scene is beautifully crafted and presented in a surreal manner. Just the visuals alone make "Upside Down" worth watching. The soundtrack is excellent as well, it adds to the beauty of the scenes.

I enjoyed "Upside Down" a lot. I hope it will reach a wider audience.


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