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By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intercontinental romance has language, kissing, drinking.

Movie R 2024 104 minutes
Upgraded movie poster: Camila Mendes and Archie Renaux fall in love.

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The Devil Wears Prada for the art world, this film is predictable but no less fun for it, and it features a confident central performance by Camila Mendes. Upgraded portrays a world of luxury, wealth, and professional snarkiness that feels familiar on film (but not necessarily in the real world). That's okay, and it's refreshing to see a young female protagonist not shying away from challenges (she's decidedly more focused on work than romance) or throwing in the towel (dare we say quiet quitting?) when things don't work out immediately. Then again, she basically reaches her life goals by the end of the movie, so she doesn't have to toil for long. Marisa Tomei (with an unexplained accent) and Archie Renaux put in engaging supporting performances, but Lena Olin and Ted Lasso's Anthony Head play annoying caricatures of upper-class art-world socialites.

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