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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 ... Phillip 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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:

$106,203,493, 20 March 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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Nicole Kidman earned a rare feat when two of her films landed first and second place at the box office in the same weekend for The Upside and Aquaman. The second time this occurred was in 2013 with Jessica Chastain for Mama and Zero Dark Thirty. 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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Connections

Remake of The Intouchables (2011) See more »

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Casta Diva
Written by Vincenzo Bellini
Performed by Renée Fleming, London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (as Sir Charles Mackerras)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's a remake, but a good one
11 January 2019 | by the_remixer08See all my reviews

Face it, remakes get done. And if you go into this with an open mind just willing to have fun and enjoy a good story, you'd end up saying the same. So ignore the negative reviews purposely trying to bash this film and go see it for yourself if you want to. It's not the best movie in the world, but it's definitely a movie that will leave you smiling in the end.

Kevin Hart really held his own in this movie to the point where I'm hoping he will consider doing more movies like this in the future as he showed good range for a comedian. The match-up with Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman was brilliant. I would definitely recommend this for a chill movie night to enjoy with your family.


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