Upside Down: Imagine two planets divided by wealth


What if love was stronger than gravity?

Lovers Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) are separated not just by social class and a political system bent on keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition:they live on twinnedworldswith gravities that pull in opposite directions — he onthepoverty-strickenplanetbelow, she onthewealthy, exploitative world above. The planets are so close that their highest mountain peaks almost touch.

That’s where Adam and Eden first meetas children. And later, as teens, where he pullsherdownto his world by a rope to cavort in dual-gravity bliss (visiting the otherplanetdoes not release a person from thegravitational pullof their nativeplanet). Butwheninterplanetary border-patrolagentsattack them, Eden falls back to her world — apparently dead.

Ten years later, Adam learns that Eden is alive and working at TransWorld — a vast corporation whose towering headquarters is the only structure that connects the planets — and the only legal means of passing between them.In a desperate attempt to find her, Adamgetsa job at TransWorlddeveloping arevolutionaryface-lift cream based on a secret, gravity-neutralizing ingredientthat has been passed down forgenerationsin his family. From his lower-world cubicle, he quickly setsabout infiltrating theupper-world executive suitesto reconnect with Eden.

And so begins a quest fraught with dangers and challenges — from having to woo Eden all over again because of the memory loss she sufferedin the fall, to fleeing authorities through a topsy-turvy realm where up is sometimes down and down is sometimes up. What if love was stronger than gravity?

Directed by: Juan Diego Solanas
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall, Agnieshka Wnorowska, Neil Napier
Screenplay by: Juan Diego Solanas
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence.
Release Date: March 15th, 2013

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