What Goes Up

What Goes Up

"A Different Class of Misfits"
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 5.4  (1,802)
  • 22

Set in the 1980’s, reporter Campbell Babbitt (Steve Coogan) is sent to Concord, New Hampshire to cover the launch of the Challenger Space Shuttle. During his trip he decides to reconnect with an old college buddy, only to find an apparent suicide. Distraught by the news of his friends passing, Babbitt visits the students of his old friend in hopes of finding an all inspiring story of someone who impacted the minds of young adults. Instead he embarks upon on a group of dysfunctional misfits led by a self-absorbed seductress (Hillary Duff), a calculating pregnant teen (Olivia Thirlby), and a bottled-up onlooker (Josh Peck). He desperately tries to create heroes that don’t exist as he comes to terms with his friend’s reality. During all this chaos Babbitt is also trying to combat his own baggage, but he soon realizes that he has a lot to learn from this unsavory group of misfits.

What Goes Up
What Goes Up
What Goes Up

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Set in the 1980’s, reporter Campbell Babbitt (Steve Coogan) is sent to Concord, New Hampshire to cover the launch of the Challenger Space Shuttle. During his trip he decides to reconnect with an old college buddy, only to find an apparent suicide. Distraught by the news of his friends passing, Babbitt visits the students of his old friend in hopes of finding an all inspiring story of someone who impacted the minds of young adults. Instead he embarks upon on a group of dysfunctional misfits led by a self-absorbed seductress (Hillary Duff), a calculating pregnant teen (Olivia Thirlby), and a bottled-up onlooker (Josh Peck). He desperately tries to create heroes that don’t exist as he comes to terms with his friend’s reality. During all this chaos Babbitt is also trying to combat his own baggage, but he soon realizes that he has a lot to learn from this unsavory group of misfits.

What Goes Up is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 22.

What Goes Up is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent What Goes Up for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 47 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (1,802)
  • Metascore
    22