Upside Down (2012; dir. Juan Solanas)

What do I say to recommend to you a movie which has all kinds of problems? The acting is mostly just serviceable (although I loved seeing Timothy Spall as not-Wormtail/Peter Pettigrew), the visuals are sometimes beautiful and sometimes the worst kind of CGI, and the writer only had the ideas to fill a much shorter film.

And yet…imagination, love, memorable images, persistence and longsuffering, innovation, the virtue of not giving up: the world needs more of these things. I’m glad I experienced them all in this film. So I’m telling you to watch it too.

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