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Here it is: the movie equivalent of a crazy, distracting, impossibly attractive lover. Everything about “Upside Down” is nutso preposterous but it draws you in and locks you in a warm embrace, declaring undying love and promising mystery and eternal longing forever more. If there was a way I could go on a date with “Upside Down” or at least have a few drinks at the bar with it, I would be a happy woman.

Written and directed by Juan Solanas (son of Argentinian director Fernando Solanas), “Upside Down” is ultimately old-fashioned sci-fi in the guise of a splendidly romantic love story. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Set in an unspecified future where humans live on twin planets divided by poverty and wealth, grungey nice-guy Adam (Jim Sturgess) tries to rekindle a teenage love with gorgeous Eden (Kirsten Dunst, who has never looked so radiant).

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