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Kirsten Dunst stars in a Romeo and Juliet tale only Upside Down

01.03.2012

At first glance, UPSIDE DOWN doesn't look like more than an excuse to tell the old Romeo and Juliet story while using some fancy visual FX. After watching the first trailer for the film, which stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst, I can't say I feel any differently.

The film stars Sturgess and Dunst as Adam and Eve (seriously?), a pair of star-crossed lovers kept apart by the very different worlds they live in. They are both part of a planet where two societies exist - one right side up and the other upside down (or is it vice versa?) - and never the two shall meet. Except the fall in love and the upside down people are like, "No, you can't do that!" and the dude's like, "I don't care if she's upside down, we'll sleep head-to-toe!" and they run from the gravity law or whatever. It all sounds (and looks) fairly ridiculous.

UPSIDE DOWN shot in Montreal about two years ago and is just now getting a release in France (hence the subtitles). There is no US release date planned and it's likely this will go direct-to-DVD here in the states. Check out the trailer below.

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Source: JoBlo.com

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10:53AM on 01/04/2012
Looks crazy, I like it.
Looks crazy, I like it.
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8:32AM on 01/04/2012
How much more awesome would this trailer be if it featured Diana Ross' Upside Down?
How much more awesome would this trailer be if it featured Diana Ross' Upside Down?
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4:30AM on 01/04/2012
This is Hollywood's cynical attempt to palm off its new "upside-downovision" on an unsuspecting public.
No doubt we will need special glasses to properly view all of the upcoming upside-down movies? I'm totally jaded at this point.
This is Hollywood's cynical attempt to palm off its new "upside-downovision" on an unsuspecting public.
No doubt we will need special glasses to properly view all of the upcoming upside-down movies? I'm totally jaded at this point.
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12:55AM on 01/04/2012
"Except the fall in love and the upside down people are like, "No, you can't do that!" and the dude's like, "I don't care if she's upside down, we'll sleep head-to-toe!" and they run from the gravity law or whatever."

This right here had me cracking up. That's about as ridiculous as the plot sounds. I'll see this trailer in the theater. Thanks for the laugh.
"Except the fall in love and the upside down people are like, "No, you can't do that!" and the dude's like, "I don't care if she's upside down, we'll sleep head-to-toe!" and they run from the gravity law or whatever."

This right here had me cracking up. That's about as ridiculous as the plot sounds. I'll see this trailer in the theater. Thanks for the laugh.
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9:16PM on 01/03/2012
Ummm. Some concepts are just stupid. Despite looking like they did a very good job shooting it, stupid is still stupid.
Ummm. Some concepts are just stupid. Despite looking like they did a very good job shooting it, stupid is still stupid.
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8:54PM on 01/03/2012
Looked better than the usual crap that our so called great Hollywood releases. I enjoy these types of films & would see this.
Looked better than the usual crap that our so called great Hollywood releases. I enjoy these types of films & would see this.
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4:13PM on 01/03/2012
A comment says there's "nothing new to see here." The article says "fairly ridiculous." Did you guys watch the same trailer I did? That looks awesome. The Adjustment Bureau meets, um, I dunno. Time Bandits? Being John Malkovich? Another Earth? Looks romantic, action-packed and visually stunning. Also, it's an original idea. Seems like the kind of thing I go to the movies for. To be taken into a world I've never seen before and might only have dreamed about. Sorry if it doesn't have Bruce Willis
A comment says there's "nothing new to see here." The article says "fairly ridiculous." Did you guys watch the same trailer I did? That looks awesome. The Adjustment Bureau meets, um, I dunno. Time Bandits? Being John Malkovich? Another Earth? Looks romantic, action-packed and visually stunning. Also, it's an original idea. Seems like the kind of thing I go to the movies for. To be taken into a world I've never seen before and might only have dreamed about. Sorry if it doesn't have Bruce Willis holding a gun, guys. You can go see G.I. Joe with your simple-minded 12 year-old buddies. I'll bring an intelligent woman to this one.
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8:56PM on 01/03/2012
Kudos for mentioning The Adjustment Bureau which i thought was a very underrated movie & this movie seems to be in the same realm of it. Shame people here in the U.s & hollywood don't embrace these kinda films more.
Kudos for mentioning The Adjustment Bureau which i thought was a very underrated movie & this movie seems to be in the same realm of it. Shame people here in the U.s & hollywood don't embrace these kinda films more.
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3:27PM on 01/03/2012
Romeo and Juliet, the classic tale of 2 star-crossed lovers who know nothing about each other. What if Juliet had herpes and was a control freak? Too bad they never got to know each other first. I bet Romeo contracted herpes from Juliet, and Shakespeare just didn't want the audience to know. I bet there were whole segments of the play where Juliet screamed and bitched at Romeo for no reason. I bet Juliet was a cutter, and wore those long-sleeved dresses to hide her wrists. I bet Romeo hated
Romeo and Juliet, the classic tale of 2 star-crossed lovers who know nothing about each other. What if Juliet had herpes and was a control freak? Too bad they never got to know each other first. I bet Romeo contracted herpes from Juliet, and Shakespeare just didn't want the audience to know. I bet there were whole segments of the play where Juliet screamed and bitched at Romeo for no reason. I bet Juliet was a cutter, and wore those long-sleeved dresses to hide her wrists. I bet Romeo hated Juliet's music. I bet Romeo had B.O. This is the reason I find absolutely no appeal in stories where strangers fall immediately in love, because they ALWAYS gloss over the important details that really need to be addressed in a relationship. They are absurdly unrealistic.
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1:06PM on 01/03/2012
why?
why?
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12:48PM on 01/03/2012
Haha, love the article sarcasm.
Haha, love the article sarcasm.
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12:39PM on 01/03/2012
oh come on! it doesnt look all that bad. Granted, there is nothing new to see here, but still, it looks like a pretty decent flick.
just give it a chance...
oh come on! it doesnt look all that bad. Granted, there is nothing new to see here, but still, it looks like a pretty decent flick.
just give it a chance...
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11:15AM on 01/03/2012
Looks interesting enough. I don't know why this would be a DVD movie, imdb has the budget at $60 million and it's a Warner Bros. film. Unless it's complete rubbish this has a fall release written all over it.
Looks interesting enough. I don't know why this would be a DVD movie, imdb has the budget at $60 million and it's a Warner Bros. film. Unless it's complete rubbish this has a fall release written all over it.
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10:34AM on 01/03/2012
I actually think it looks quite go, however there's one flaw in their story... we all come from down below.
I actually think it looks quite go, however there's one flaw in their story... we all come from down below.
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10:17AM on 01/03/2012
I hate how they've graded this.
I hate how they've graded this.
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9:40AM on 01/03/2012
I think it looks interesting, but why show the whole movie in the trailer, fracking anoying!
I think it looks interesting, but why show the whole movie in the trailer, fracking anoying!
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9:38AM on 01/03/2012
I might give it a try. It seems corny due to the cliched story, but at the same time it looks intriguing. The visuals look nice and I like the sci fi vibe but the plot's been done before. ...Also, I swear if they do the spider man kiss, it'll be so cheesy.
I might give it a try. It seems corny due to the cliched story, but at the same time it looks intriguing. The visuals look nice and I like the sci fi vibe but the plot's been done before. ...Also, I swear if they do the spider man kiss, it'll be so cheesy.
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9:36AM on 01/03/2012
that looks obnoxious
that looks obnoxious
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