What Goes Up

What Goes Up
What Goes Up
  • R
  • 1h 55m
  • 2009
Rotten16%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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When a group of teenage social misfits befriends jaded journalist Campbell Babbitt (Coogan), who's on assignment in their small New Hampshire town, they each find themselves searching for meaning and truth in their crazy, mixed-up lives. But as Babbitt gets to know these eccentric kids better--Lucy (Duff) in particular--their hidden secrets begin to rise to the surface, changing each other's lives forever.
© 2009 Safety Glass Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten16%
Critics Consensus: What Goes Up squanders the charisma of Steve Coogan with a lazy screenplay, contrived plotting, and overall poor production.
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Time Out
David Fear
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June 22, 2017
Time Out
Hank Sartin
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June 22, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Phillips
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About as cruddy as a cruddy little indie can get, especially given a cast that should've known bet...

June 21, 2017
Newark Star-Ledger
Stephen Whitty
Rotten

The whole thing feels like a premeditated attempt at a Sundance sensation, a mix of cast members (...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
High school drama tale is too edgy for young teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the film delves into mature subject mature, including sexuality, death (suicide, for one), abortion, and teenage and middle-age ennui. Most of the teenage characters, and many of the adults, too, are pushing their boundaries and defining themselves, sometimes in ways that seem destructive. One girl appears to flaunt her sexuality, especially at older males. There’s also a fair amount of swearing. By way of foreshadowing, astronaut Christa McAuliffe's death during a failed 1986 takeoff looms over the storyline.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 29, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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