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Upside Down Review (2012) [Unimportant Spoilers]

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Synopsis: 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. (IMDB)

Although a very interesting concept, the narration in the beginning o the film is, arguably, unnecessary. Adam (Jim Sturgess) is an adorable character who is very much a romantic. Between never giving up in chasing after his love, and continuing on with his experiment, he is definitely a determined little thing. Nevertheless, you can't not love his character, especially if you're a sucker for sap.

Kirsten Dunst's character, Eden, is very much a Kirsten Dunst type of character. However, if you've only seen Bring It On, you would think that this is the absolute opposite of her character. For Dunst fans, though, know that this is the sweeter side of her and she plays it well.

Surprisingly (and yet not surprisingly at all), Dunst and Sturgess make a very cute on-screen couple. For those who love Sturgess, it should be obvious why he the way he is in this film, however, it is the match-up of the two that makes this movie what it is.

On a side note, the "cameos" of Wormtail (Harry Potter) and Gort from Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (Disney), are great. Timothy Spall is recognizable, yet at first it's hard to tell it's him--considering his very well done American accent. And Blu Mankuma, though an equally small role, is a lovable character who, despite having almost nothing, takes Adam (Sturgess) in as his own son. Can't you see the resemblance?

Overall, the movie was, as said above, a very interesting concept that was creative and enjoyable to watch. Whether you have an in-home theater, a laptop, or something in between, it's a great movie for movie night with a group or just to watch by yourself. Note: it is a romance movie first and foremost, but definitely has some action in there, and science fiction revolves around the whole thing, especially in the setting and sub-plot. All-in-all, everyone will be happy.


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