Director Justin Cole did a remarkably awesome job with The Upper Footage which is his first movie to direct. The Upper Footage is an edited version of 393 minutes footage into a 90 minutes footage of a young girls death that has been in the media for over 3 years. The girls harrowing overdose death is thought to be covered up by wealthy aristocrats. This movie is based on a real story. The film is similar to a documentary explaining all the footages before and after the showcase footage.
The Upper Footage is about a group of four foolish young rich friends who use drugs and alcohol. One crazy night of having too much fun changed their lives forever.
The movie begins with explaining the socialites and their excessive drug use and the power they have to make videos disappear when they appear online. The group of 4 friends, Blake, Devin, Taylor and Vlogger went club hopping in New York City looking for cocaine and women/females. Devin returns to the limo with Jackie from the club. Her face is blurred out in order to protect her family and their identity. Jackie goes with Devin and his friends to Blake’s penthouse apartment where they drank, snort drugs, video everything that is going on and party the night away. Jackie later overdosed and is seen with her face down in the toilet (half way through the movie). The young group decided to keep on videotaping after everything starts falling apart so that they can watch the video again and get their stories straight in the event there is an investigation. I had this scared feeling all over me when Jackie died and the guys all started to argue about what they should do with her. During the rest of the movie, we follow the group of friends to see how they try to cover up Jackie’s accidental death.
I really felt that everything I was seeing was real because the acting is on point. At the end of the movie, I was like what?, the footages are not real. I really got emotionally connected to Jackie and felt terrible for her but she did have bad judgement on her behalf to go to a guys apartment after meeting in a club. With all said, she is someone’s daughter and she does not deserve all that happened to her and her family. I feel this is one of the best found footage movie I have ever seen. It is a sad but realistic movie and I would recommend everyone to see it because it is nearly impossible for anyone not to like this movie. It is heart touching.
About The Upper Footage (2013)
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