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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.

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

Jon Hartmere (screenplay by), Éric Toledano (based on the motion picture "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 ... 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.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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:

$108,252,517, 2 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,152,517, 2 May 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At one point the soundtrack plays the Habanera from Carmen. We hear this aria sung in French, but the subtitles say "singing in Italian." See more »

Quotes

Dell Scott: You here for the cleaning gig?
Guy in Elevator: Uh, life auxiliary.
Dell Scott: Life what?
Guy in Elevator: Auxiliary.
Dell Scott: That's what they calling it now?
[chuckles]
Dell Scott: White people got a name for everything.
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Soundtracks

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, Bach BWV 1042: 1. Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Onix Chamber Orchestra & Attila Falvay
Courtesy of Naxos in America, Inc.
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There will always be remakes
22 May 2019 | by Piixie88See all my reviews

This is a remake of the 2011 French film, "The Intouchables". Being a remake it is bound to not be exactly the same as the original and there will be changes, add ons or takeaways but the story remains almost the same.

With that in mind I watched this movie pretending it was a film all on it's own. I enjoyed it and liked the performances. This is first time I (personally) see Kevin Hart act more serious in a role and he did a good job. Bryan Cranston was superb as always.

Many people dislike this movie because they viewed the original and in my opinion, the original is way better. But let's be fair, that doesn't mean this movie is garbage. I think everyone did a great job, the movie was good and it delivered the same message the original did. It's just up to you whether you want to watch the original or this one instead.


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