How far would you go to keep the one you love?
"Upside Down" is the amazing love story of a man and woman separated by "Double Gravity" in a world very different from ours. Juan Solanas did an amazing job of writing and directing this cosmic romance that is both intriguing and visually appealing in it's entirety.
Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst both lend their acting talents to this Sci-Fi story of a parallel love within the distant stars. Let's Unhinge this film to see what's inside...
To understand the impact that gravity has on the two lovers within the film, we shall start with the basics. Adam(Sturgess) and Eden(Dunst) are living
on twin planets within a solar system that contains two separate gravitational pulls. For in their cosmic universe, things can fall up or rise down, crazy right?
Just imagine looking up into the sky and seeing an entire world "Upside Down" from yours looking back at you. There's a little more to the impact that science has on the film, but I'm sure you would like to find the rest out for yourself.
Now looking forward into the story, Adam and Eden meet as two children that have somehow managed to bend the rules of physics applied to each of their home planets. They begin an amazing relationship that is threatened by not only their gravities, but by the laws that divide the two planets. See, Adam's planet is for the poor and much of the landscape is barren which forces the people to live in a never-ending cycle of poverty. While on Eden's planet, money and power both reign supreme and it's leaders have implemented laws to separate themselves from the poor people living well, Downside Up. So the idea that two people from opposite planets can be together is impossible, or is it?
The cinematography in this film is exceptional, you truly get your mind blown watching the way the story span across each of the two planets. For example, adapting the imagery of a person sitting in a chair upside down while talking to someone right-side up is movie magic in itself. This is definitely a movie to watch on an HD television, so that you don't miss any of the CG goodness applied to the film's cosmic coat. I feel the film has a quality balance of CG and story-line so that you don't feel as if you caught in some mind-numbing vortex of special effects. Either way, one never knew that altering gravity could make such an interesting film.
The performances by both actors are top-notch, as Adam is coming from "Across The Universe" and Dunst is coming from greats like "Wimbledon" and "Fifteen and Pregnant". Kirsten always brings quality in everything she does with her subtle expressions and sincere dialogue, it was a no-brainer to pick her for the role of Eden. Jim Sturgess, on the other hand, isn't as well known as Dunst, but he is able to deliver the goods consistently throughout the 100+ minute film. It's films like these that often have the actors dating shortly after, so we can't be surprised if we hear about these two in the tabloids at some point.
One standout in the film, which is also in the trailer has got to be the part where Adam flies up through water into the sky and back down into the water. Yeah, it's moments like that in the film that pull at your curiosity and put that big "Woww" on the edge of your lips. Overall, 'Upside Down" is a quality film that is recommended for folks that can appreciate a cosmic love story with a twist. So if you haven't seen it yet, hit the nearest Redbox kiosk or your favorite local renter and enjoy a wonderful experience.
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