KJ's Review of Upside Down
Juan Solanas directs this very odd film, and his idea for the film receives an A for effort, but the script is very sloppily written and doesn't do the film the justice that it deserves. It is wonderfully directed and the cast are acting their hearts out in this beautifully looking picture, but there is too much missing and it is very sad to say, because the first 20 minutes will absolutely take your breath away, before slapping you back into a ham-handed script that doesn't really go anywhere and is kind of laughable in the end. Once two worlds come close together, a company is built to join both worlds in order to transport goods across to sell for a higher price. These ideas are wonderful in every way, and I loved watching this film for what it was, but I wanted so much more. I feel like there is an Oscar-worthy film buried very deep down inside, but for what it is, it's enjoyable and it's the perfect length. A lot of wasted potential, but not bad in any way. It ia actually one of my most admired films of 2013!