Movie Review: Upside Down

Friday, March 15, 2013
By Abbey Khan

Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) live on two different planets that face each other upside down due to their gravitational forces. They fall in love as teenagers, but keep their relationship a secret, due to the political system that forces them to live apart– he resides on the destitute planet below, while she lives on the wealthy, exploitative world above. When the interplanetary-border patrol agents catch them together, in an attempt to escape, Eden suffers from a seemingly fatal fall. Believing his love is gone forever, Adam goes on with his life on his own planet, until ten years later, when he sees her on tv and decides to risk his life to reconnect with her.

Recommendation: B
Sweet, innovative and imaginative. Writer and director Juan Solanas manages to make a star-crossed lovers story original and out of this world.

Upside Down is a Millennium Entertainment film and opens in theaters today, March 15, 2013.

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