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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 "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

Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams were considered for the lead female role. 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

Philip Lacasse: Where's the Twombly?
Dell Scott: You talking about the one that had the, uh, the red, squiggly lines on it?
Philip Lacasse: Yes.
Dell Scott: I took it down. I put it in the kitchen. Right next to the recycle bin.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Changes in Movie Remakes (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
Written by Val Burton, Will Jason
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Published by Range Road Music, Inc. on behalf of itself, Jerry Lieber Music and Silver Seahorse Music LLC and Bienstock Publishing Company on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd., Sony/ATV Harmony
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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What a fun film!
8 October 2017 | by sunchick116-872-583383See all my reviews

In a weekend where I had to watch two depressing films about disability this film was a welcome surprise. It was funny, it was charming. It was almost like watching 'me before you' without the depressing ending. Heard this is a remake of the French film so I intend to seek that out and watch it now. Was really great to see a film about disability where it wasn't all doom and gloom.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Italian

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:

$125,856,180
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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