The Upside

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  125 min.
Release Date: January 11, 2019
DVD: May 21, 2019
Blu-ray: May 21, 2019
Digital: May 14, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.26
based on 428 votes and 147 reviews
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Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani, Aja Naomi King

Synopsis

When Park Avenue billionaire Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) is paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, he hires unqualified ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) as his caretaker. Phil, who recently lost his wife to cancer, has lost the will to live and Dell is the best candidate to carry out the Do Not Resuscitate edict he's asked for, should his health deteriorate.

Although they come from two completely different worlds and backgrounds, Phil and Dell form an unlikely friendship, with Phil introducing Dell to high society with opera, fast cars and art and giving him stable financial footing with decent paychecks, while Dell shares with his employer the music of Aretha Franklin, and the tastiness of hot dogs and soft serve ice cream.

Based on the hit French movie The Intouchables.

Director: Neil Burger
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Jason Blumenthal
Screenplay: John Hartmere

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  • 4 stars "I enjoyed the movie but it is still miles from the Original"
  • 1 star "Oh puke! Hollywood remakes a foreign gem and this is the best they can do. What a waste of time."
  • 5 stars "I loved the friendship bond that Kevin Hart and the other main character had. I was extremely pleased with how the character Kevin Hart took care of his son and the son's mom after receiving income. The story line of the movie was outstanding. I enjoyed the entire movie."