What Goes Up (2009)
Critic Consensus: What Goes Up squanders the charisma of Steve Coogan with a lazy screenplay, contrived plotting, and overall poor production.
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as Campbell Babbitt
as Diminutive Girl
as Mrs. Bridigan
as Hank Pelzman
as Principal Person
as Dusty Drake
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Critic Reviews for What Goes Up
About as cruddy as a cruddy little indie can get, especially given a cast that should've known better.
The whole thing feels like a premeditated attempt at a Sundance sensation, a mix of cast members (and ideas) from Juno and Hamlet 2 spiced up with the now obligatory '80s references.
Director and co-writer Jonathan Glatzer handles his talented cast well, and the movie is dark, droll and sentimental in roughly the correct proportions.
I never know quite what they were saying about heroism and then there are all these unanswered questions.
The film really struggles to find its voice and to find purpose and meaning.
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Tries pretty hard to be weird, but a lot of the characters seemed pretty pointless and their actions unmerrited.
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