Two worlds. One future.
Star-crossed lovers Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. He’s with the exploited have-nots Down Below, while she’s Up Top with the rich folk. Will love – and Adam’s inventions - find a way to connect them?
Bizarre romantic fantasy Upside Down is mostly desperately twee, but Argentine director Juan Solanas displays flashes of visual ingenuity, while Timothy Spall adds amusingly sympathetic support as Adam’s cigar-chomping ally.
Certificate 12A. Runtime 104 mins. Director Juan Solanas
Upside Down debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 18 November. Available on DVD & Digital from Icon Home Entertainment.
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