WATCH: Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess Are Planet-Crossed Lovers in Upside Down
The premise for Argentinean director Juan Diego Solanas's English-language sci-fi romance Upside Down has one helluva gimmick: Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess find true love against huge odds, the hitch being that they live on inverted planets and are forbidden to cross over to each other's world. Hell, some people won't date outside of their area code. Watch the dazzling first trailer and appreciate how much easier relationships
are should be on a single planet by comparison.
I love how Jim Sturgess always has that sad romantic hero look about him, as if he hasn't cut or brushed that dreamy tousle since Across the Universe. (And why should he? It works! Swoon.) Upside Down looks to lean heavily on the dystopian alternate sci-fi universe schtick the central gimmick posits ("I can't talk to you... you're from Down Below") and the Inception gravity tumbling already gives me a bit of a headache. But how gorgeous this all looks! For some reason I get a bit of a Titanic vibe when Sturgess lets go and falls back down to his own world. I think that's a good thing? (Never let go...)
Verdict: I'm so there. Double bill it with Melancholia, anyone?