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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Upside Down by Juan Solanas, 2012 (PG-13)

with Kirsten Dunst (All Good Things, The Virgin Suicides, Melancholia), Jim Sturgess (One Day, Cloud Atlas), Timothy Spall (The King's Speech), Vlasta Vrana, Blu Mankuma, James Kidnie, Frank M. Ahearn, Janine Theriault, Jayne Heitmeyer

Adam lives on a poverty-stricken world, while Eden is from its affluent twin planet, and their love sparks an interplanetary incident. Social stigma, family and government forces work to keep them apart, but they'll stop at nothing to be together.

The idea is great. Two planets and new set of rules, a society divided... and somehow it turned out to be a fairy tale. Which is ok, I think I actually liked so much the rules of gravity, and how the story unravels, that the whole cheesiness of the love story got well digested. The landscapes are stunning. Oh well, I think the ending is a little shady with the gravity problem solving, or not solving? Finally, I loved Kirsten Dunst, who, for once doesn't play a traumatized girl.

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