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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 ... 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

Gross USA:

$108,252,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,152,517
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film production for Malia Obama, daughter of Barack Obama. She worked as an intern for The Weinstein Company during filming. See more »

Goofs

When Lacasse is talking about how he had his accident(Dell asked him), he says the weather that day was very bad even with lightning. But during Lacasse's flashbacks, when he opens his eyes and sees his wife, you can clearly see blue sky and no clouds behind her head. See more »

Quotes

Dell Scott: Look, I think your plantation is bananas. But unfortunately, I don't wanna be nobody's servant. So how about you just sign my paperwork, and I'll think about your offer, okay?
Philip Lacasse: Well, we can't sign papers saying that you're looking for work if you're going to turn down the work I offered.
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Connections

References Columbo (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Steady (Alternate Mix - Young, Gifted and Black Outtake)
Written by Aretha Franklin
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Published by Springtime Music Inc.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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