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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 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Although the film was originally developed/produced by The Weinstein Company, and still credited as such in the version of the film that originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, the company's and Harvey Weinstein's credits as executive producer do not appear in the theatrical version due to the bankruptcy of the company and the sale of the film to STX Entertainment. 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: Which car is yours?
Philip Lacasse: All of these to the right.
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Connections

Remake of The Intouchables (2011) See more »

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Written by Bruno Mars, Homer Steinweiss, James Fauntleroy, Brody Brown (as Chris Brown), Philip Lawrence, Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Performed by Bruno Mars
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. on behalf of itself and Songs of So Fab Music, Universal Music Works on behalf of ZZR Music LLC/Almo Music Corp. on behalf of itself, Fauntleroy Music, and Underdog West Songs, Warner Geo Met Ric Music/Westside Independent Music on behalf of itself and Late 80's Music and Thou Art the Hunger, BMG Onyx Songs on behalf of itself and Mars Force Music; BMG Platinum Songs on behalf of itself and Music of Big Deal and Extraordinaire Music
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I enjoyed this film!
3 November 2018 | by yogagalCOSee all my reviews

Just saw this at the DENVER Film Festival. Ignore the critics. The leads had excellent chemistry and the film was well paced. Hey folks- this is based on a true story forget the PC police and their BS comments.. I enjoyed the original French film but this one stands on its own. Very enjoyable film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Italian

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

Gross USA:

$108,252,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,856,180
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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