Upside Down (2012)

Upside Down is a 2012 French-Canadian romantic fantasy film written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas. Starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst, the film is about a man searching an alternate universe for a long-lost love from his youth. The film was released on 23 August 2012 in Russia.

The film starts with Adam telling the story of his planet, unique from other planets as it is the only one that has dual gravity. Two planets live next to one another. The gravity has 3 rules:

Everything is pulled only by the gravity of its own planet

One thing can pass to the other gravity field by touching something belonging there

The thing that passes to the other gravity field starts to burn in time

The two worlds are separated. While Up is rich and prosperous, Down is poor. Going Up is strictly forbidden and the only connection between the worlds is through the company "TransWorld".

Adam lives in an orphanage Down Below as he lost his parents in an attack. The only living relative he has is his grandaunt that he visits every week. His great aunt has a secret recipe for flying pancakes. The secret to this has passed through generations and will be inherited to Adam in the end.

Adam has a secret, goes up a mountain that gets very close to the Up world. There, he meets Eden. A couple of years later, they are now friends and use a rope to pass to one another's field of gravity. As Eden sits on Adam's shoulders, they form an anti-gravity object that easily floats. But they are found and while Adam is trying to pass Eden back to her planet, he gets shot and drops her. He thinks she is dead. When he returns home, his aunt is arrested.

Ten years later, Adam is now working on the matter that his aunt left him the recipe. This is something that allows the matter to stand to both gravitational fields which will be used as a cosmetic product for face-lifts. Then he sees Eden on TV and learns she is alive and works at TransWorld. He finally works out his formula and brings it to TransWorld to find Eden. There he meets Bob, from Up who makes a deal with him. In return of Adam bringing material from Down, he will help him find Eden.

With the help of Bob, he meets Eden by going up but she doesn't recognize him as she lost her memories with the impact of the fall years before. But his Up-material that he uses to stay in up gravity field starts to burn so he has to return. Later on, Bob is forcefully retired but as he leaves, he secretly gives Adam his ID to help him. Later, by calling Eden through Bob's phone, he manages to get a date. He presents himself as Bob.

Meanwhile, his cosmetic cream becomes of great importance to the company. While he is doing a presentation of the cream, Eden sees him and learns his name, Adam. Adam runs to find her but the ID of Bob has been terminated so he is noticed. He goes to Bob's house. He shows him that by mixing the matter from both gravity areas and make matter that resists both gravitational areas and tells him he didn't give the secret ingredient of his compound leaving the company unable to produce the product without him.

With Bob's help, he goes back to the restaurant where he met with Eden before and finds out she started to remember him. But cops come and he has to run. When he returns to his planet, he goes to the mountain top where he met Eden. Eden comes to find him and they meet as they used to. But cops find them again and as they fail to escape, Eden is arrested by cops while Adam drops.

Now Adam has gone back to his old life, believing he will never see Eden again. Eden goes to Bob for help. Bob finds Adam and surprises him by showing he can stay Down without the help of the supplements. Tells him he had the patent of his product before TransWorld and tells him he has a date.

At the spot Bob tells him, he finds Eden, also able to walk without supplements. There, he learns that she is pregnant with twins and that is what keeps her Down.

The film ends by Adam telling their act has changed their worlds forever.