Staying Vertical

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Staying Vertical takes a number of risks in its unorthodox approach to an unusual story -- and justifies many of them with an unpredictable and ultimately satisfying experience.

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Movie Info

A filmmaker (Damien Bonnard) must raise his newborn by himself after his girlfriend (India Hair) abandons him.

Cast & Crew

Raphaël Thiéry
Jean-Louis
Laure Calamy
Docteur Mirande
Sébastien Novac
Le producteur
Claire Mathon
Cinematographer
Jean-Christophe Hym
Film Editor
Toma Baqueni
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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (13)

  • The strange action plays out with a dreamlike lucidity reminiscent of late Luis Buñuel... It's also dreamlike in its handling of time; the film takes place over a few years but feels as if it transpires over a few days.

    April 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The movie's irreverence is in certain respects commendable, but its po-faced attempts at cinematic philosophizing are transparently stilted.

    January 21, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "Being Vertical" ... has a rough gravity that holds your attention and sticks in your mind.

    January 19, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Staying Vertical propels us on a careening ride from eros to thanatos, the creative/destructive urges that lurk beneath a slim veneer of civilization.

    January 19, 2017 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

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  • The sort of movie that is often described as "not knowing what kind of film it wants to be" - a dismissal that, in this case, should instead be considered high praise.

    January 19, 2017 | Full Review…
  • As always with Guiraudie's films, Staying Vertical shrewdly (and often hilariously) captures both the seriousness and the absurdity of sex ...

    January 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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  • May 02, 2017
    I like Guiraudie's usual detached style and oddball approach, but while I find this film generally interesting and enjoyable, it is hard to shake the feeling that it doesn't have that much to say or even focus when telling this passable character study about a confused writer.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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