What Goes Up

"A Different Class of Misfits"

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.

R
| 2009 | 1 hr 47 min | 5.7/10
Cast
Studio
Director
Jonathan Glatzer
Language
English
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