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The Upside (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2019 (USA)
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A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

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Neil Burger

Writers:

Jon Hartmere (screenplay by), Éric Toledano (based on the motion picture "Les Intouchables" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Dell Scott
Bryan Cranston ... Philip Lacasse
Nicole Kidman ... Yvonne Pendleton
Aja Naomi King ... Latrice
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Anthony
Genevieve Angelson ... Jenny
Golshifteh Farahani ... Maggie
Tate Donovan ... Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Lily
Suzanne Savoy ... Charlotte
Michael Quinlan ... Jack
James Georgiades James Georgiades ... Police Sergeant
Rachel Christopher ... Police Officer
Diego Aguirre ... Arresting Officer
Fernando Mateo Jr. ... Rookie Matteo
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Storyline

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living. Written by Tom Daly

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Based on a true story.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Upside See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,355,000, 13 January 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$108,071,314, 18 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,781,331, 21 January 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second film in which Nicole Kidman was cast over Jessica Chastain, the other being Grace of Monaco (2014). See more »

Quotes

Dell Scott: You can have any girl you want. What about this lady with all the Botox? You're perfect for each other. You can't move your body, she can't move her face.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 January 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Nessun Dorma
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami, Renato Simoni
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Published by Universal Music - MGB SONGS on behalf of Casa Ricordi S.R.L. / Universal Music - Careers
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's alright, but too soon
12 January 2019 | by ogluryeSee all my reviews

Not a bad movie in its own right, one of the better ones in the string of americanized versions of good films such as Ghost in the Shell, Old Boy, Taxi, Dinner for Shmucks, etc. etc. Here we have a knockoff version of the The Intouchables which won an Oscar for the best foreign language picture about 7-8 years. The positives are decent casting and the fact that they didn't dumb it down completely to suit the target market. The negatives are a complete carbon copy of the original script down to to minor scenes and details such as clothing and zero original thought - just swap Paris for Brooklyn and throw in an ex-wife for some dramatic effect. I guess that's what happens when original writers go for a quick cash grab. If you're the type that wouldn't watch a movie with subtitles, this is for you. If not, just stick with with the original, don't expect to see anything new.


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