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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

The real-life relationship between Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou was depicted in the documentary La vie comme un roman: A la vie, à la mort (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Dell and Philip go paragliding, Philip still has his beard. After Dell shaves the beard off, there are more paragliding scenes at the end of the movie. It looks like the first paragliding because the men assisting them are the same guys and everyone is wearing the same clothes and helmets. But this time, Philip has no beard. See more »

Quotes

Philip Lacasse: Did you know about this? Huh?
Dell Scott: I'm sorry, P. I'm sorry you gotta have a surprise party in your huge mansion. You gotta get a bunch of expensive gifts from your rich friends. I'm sorry that you got a thoughtful executive. Some of us got real problems. I'm fighting to see my son.
Philip Lacasse: Oh. I'm sorry, D. Is a single afternoon with your son not enough to repair the years of neglect?
Dell Scott: Watch your mouth, man.
Philip Lacasse: And whose fault is it that you can't see him?
Dell Scott: Screw you. And screw your damn privilege, man.
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Connections

References Columbo (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Think
Written by Ted White, Aretha Franklin
Performed by Kevin Hart
Published by Fourteenth Hour Music, Inc.
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An unnecessary movie.
17 January 2019 | by sigmund_igthornSee all my reviews

Remakes happen, as well as re-imaginings. However they make sense when a director/writer have something more to add to the story, especially as beautiful as this one in a French original. Here we got a back to back copy of a quite recent movie. A movie, that was a huge international hit, and is well known outside of the USA, so a so recent remakwe, ekhm, copy, is the more baffling. This is not the case of The Lion King, which was inspired by an obscure Japanese cartoon, and a wider audience got a chance to known the story. THe original made over 400 millions of dollars worldwide... Are Americans so afraid of subtitles, that they have to make their own versions of movies?


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USA

Language:

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Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$125,852,517
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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