Up There (2012)



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Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and together they lose a new arrival. The mismatched pair give chase and end up in a remote seaside town populated by cocky teenagers, sinister old women and the enigmatic Liz, who has 'suicide written all over her'. Can they stop bickering long enough to find the lost soul? Will Rash be reunited with his brother Chunky? And can Martin get back in time to finally get Up There ? Up There is a killer comedy about life, death and irritating friends. It will make you laugh, cry and question who you saw the movie with. -- (C) Official Site


Jo Hartley
as Margaret
Warren Brown
as Slab Boy Joey

Critic Reviews for Up There

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

There's plenty to enjoy in the absurd quirkiness of 'Up There' but, as an elongated adaptation of Salim's own short film, its pleasures do start to wear thin.

Nov 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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One of the best Scottish comedies since the heyday of Bill Forsyth.

Oct 25, 2013 | Full Review…

Zam Salim's wry, dry dramedy envisions purgatory as a grindingly slow bureaucracy.

Nov 25, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is no surprise to learn that this is an expanded version of a short film, as it ultimately feels like a simple, solid idea that's been stretched thin.

Nov 20, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It runs out of steam very early on but should be compulsory viewing for would-be suicide bombers who think they're going to be living in a paradise populated by beautiful virgins.

Nov 18, 2012 | Full Review…

I had the nagging sense it might have been better as a short. Lo and behold, it turns out to have been one ...

Nov 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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