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Film Review: Upside Down (2012)
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Upside Down (2012). Written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas. The film is set in a purported unique location in the universe, where two types of gravity exist. This manifests on two worlds that almost touch, but those who live on Down are poor and exploited, whereas those on Up are rich and arrogant. Two children, one from each world, meet by coincidence at a point where two mountains almost touch. They fall in love and continue to return, until the authorities find out. There's a lot to dislike about Upside Down: The science of it is barmy, and no doubt full of minor technical errors in relation to how gravity is shown. The romance is cheesy, and Jim Sturgess often looks like a smiley lunatic. But despite all this I found the film charming, perhaps due to the optimism of the central male character. The CG is pretty good, and some of the inventiveness with gravity offsets the silliness of it. If you can cope with the breaking of the laws of physics and the cheesy romance then you might enjoy. 4/5 (Good)
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