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Review: ‘Upside Down’ is mostly down

March 14, 2013 • Entertainment


This publicity film image released by Millennium Entertainment shows Jim Sturgess in a scene from “Upside Down.” (AP Photo/Millennium Entertainment)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You practically need an advanced degree in physics to fully comprehend the convoluted physical machinations depicted in “Upside Down,” Juan Solanas’ dizzyingly loopy sci-fi romance. Depicting the Romeo and Juliet-style romance between lovers from twin planets with opposite gravitational pulls, this head-scratcher boasts visual imagination to spare even as its logistical complexities and heavy-handed symbolism ultimately prove off-putting.

The lovers — none so subtly named Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) — first meet as children who manage to forge a spiritual connection even if they’re Login to read more

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