955. Head Over Heels – Timothy Reckart

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SUMMARY: An elderly married couple have grown apart to the extent that one of them lives on the floor and the other on the ceiling.

WHY IT’S HERE: Timothy Reckart’s ‘Head Over Heels’ is a charming tale of a marriage which has grown so strained that the elderly couple live separately within their own home, one on the ceiling and one on the floor, ‘Head Over Heels’ has a wonderfully retro feel with its great stop-motion puppets and unusual storyline. You may notice, as many have, a link with Pixar’s ‘Up’, in both the elderly couple and the fantastical world they inhabit, but ‘Head Over Heels’ is very much its own film and an uplifting, amusing and touching experience that makes the film that beat it to the Oscar, Disney’s overrated ‘Paperman’, seem even flatter by comparison.

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