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Watch: Trailer For 'Upside Down' With Jim Sturgess & Kirsten Dunst Promises Gravity Defying Romance

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 2, 2012 at 6:16PM

For a while now, folks have been anticipating "Upside Down" based on its stars -- Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst -- and its high-minded premise: a futuristic story following Adam (Jim Sturgess) a seemingly ordinary guy who is holding on to the memory of Eve (Dunst), a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent place with its own gravity. Well, after a long wait (production started nearly two years ago) the first trailer has arrived and it's...uneven to say the least.
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Upside Down

For a while now, folks have been anticipating "Upside Down" based on its stars -- Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst -- and its high-minded premise: a futuristic story following Adam (Jim Sturgess) a seemingly ordinary guy who is holding on to the memory of Eve (Dunst), a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent place with its own gravity. Well, after a long wait (production started nearly two years ago) the first trailer has arrived and it's...uneven to say the least.

The lengthy trailer unveils a "Romeo & Juliet" style story of two people who are kept apart for...some reason. It's not really explained why they can't be together, or why lives are put in danger by their love, but that the two worlds are, at times, literally an arm's length away seems a bit hokey. That said, the special effects are impressive and certainly, the trailer promises some big set pieces. But the overall story seems a bit cornball making it difficult, at least for now, to embrace the sci-fi concept. Dunst recently described the film as an "accessible 'Brazil' " though we don't quite get the vibe at all here.

The trailer is from France, so we presume it's coming out there soon (though we can't quite track down a release date). No distributor or stateside release yet. Watch below. [via HeyUGuys]

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