After years of being solely in the home entertainment business, Millennium Films continue to try, with Upside Down, to break into the theatrical side of movies. (Their release of The Paperboy, with Nicole Kidman, last year, didn’t do well, but Bernie, starring Jack Black, was a modest art house hit of 2012).
Ever since Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) fell in love as teens, their bond has faced astronomical odds. The pair 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 twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions-he on the poverty-stricken planet below, she on the wealthy, exploitative world above. Their budding but illicit romance screeches to a tragic halt when interplanetary-border patrol agents catch them and Eden suffers an apparently fatal fall. But when, ten years later, Adam learns she is alive and working at a vast corporation whose towering headquarters connects their planets, he sets out on a dangerous quest to infiltrate the company and the upper world to reconnect with her. UPSIDE DOWN is a visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?
Poor Kirsten Dunst. Once a B-list actor, she is now relegated to movies that are virtual direct to DVD or VOD. (Remember Melancholia, that some idiots thought would garner her a Best Actress Oscar nomination, even though the movie debuted on VOD before it hit movie theaters, which disqualified it from any Oscar nominations?)