Upside Down Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Upside Down

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Infrequent violence.

  • The pitch:

    An inverse relationship.

  • Starring:

    Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Jayne Heitmeyer, Neil Napier, James Kidnie

  • Directed by:

    Juan Solanas

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    A young man is shot. People are shot at, fall from high distances, pursued by guards with dogs and guns, kidnapped, thrown from a moving vehicle. A boy explains how his parents were killed in an oil refinery explosion. A house is burned. A woman is forcibly dragged away by law enforcers. Burning shoes, chest, clothing. A man mentions his brother going somewhere and never returning. Neighbourhood robbery, people hanged mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Pooling blood. Scratches. Corpse.


    A couple have sex in silhouette. Kissing. Nude drawings of two babies and two adults.


    Alcohol (cocktail). Smoking.


    Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Obscene hand gestures.


    Fantasy, romance, fate, twin worlds, gravity, hierarchy, prejudice, risk-taking, beauty, invention, chemistry, experiments, clinical trials, reunion, lost love, forbidden love, amnesia.


    Orphan. A man loses his job. Pregnant with twins mentioned. Bees, dogs, horse, goldfish, animal testing, pollen. Full moon, lightning, thunder, broken mirror. Urination, sweating. Upside-down cinematography is visually dislocating. Sky-high camera aerials across mountain-tops, city skyline, toward ocean.


    Original, bold, stylish, different, opulent, daring.


    Terrible screenplay, unoriginal story, silly. No chemistry between leads. Dreadful performance from Sturgess.

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