“Topsy turvy 2” review: A tsunami of colorful emotions

Riley (voice of Ludivine Reding in French version dubbed in Quebec) is now a teenager eager to please her new friends. And new emotions make a triumphant arrival.

That’s it, Riley is going through puberty. This means that the five emotions of the first feature film released in 2015, Joy (voice of Charlotte Le Bon), Sadness (voice of Sonia Vachon), Fear (voice of Xavier Dolan), Anger (voice of Réal Bossé) and Disgust (voice by Edith Cochrane), must give up their place. Anxiety (voice of Laurianne S. Thibodeau) – who has a little air of Emma Stone on speed – arrives at the command post, accompanied by Envie (voice of Emma Bao Linh), Ennui (voice of Adèle Exarchopoulos, absolutely perfect with blasé indifference) and Gêne (voice of Paul Walter Hauser in original version).

New and original characters from the animated film “Topsy-Turvy 2”.

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It quickly becomes chaos, Anxiety having the intention of changing Riley’s personality in order to allow her to join a new group of friends of which Val (voice of Léa Roy) is the main figure. Because the athletic teenager takes part in a hockey camp and learns, at the same time, that her best friends Bree (voice of Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green in original version) and Grace (voice of Grace Lu) will not attend the same high school as ‘She.

Conceived as a (simplistic) way of playing down the psychological upheavals of adolescence, Upside Down 2 is a rolling fire of jokes and winks – that of the pixelated video game character who can only move in four directions is a little gem, as is the arrival of Pouchy, taken from a television show that Riley, child, or that of Nostalgia, which is worth its weight in gold.


Some characters from the animated film “Topsy-Turvy 2”.

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Despite all his qualities, including rhythm and good humor, Upside Down 2 does not have the appeal nor the depth of a Soul (unfortunately gone unnoticed due to the pandemic), nor the emotionality of a Up there, which has just celebrated its 15th anniversary. But it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t prevent you from having a good time… especially with Ennui’s lines in French!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Upside Down 2 colors cinema screens from June 14.

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