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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.

Genres:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Latrice: I'm done, Dell. I can't. Out. I don't wanna see you and neither do Anthony.
Dell Scott: That boy need me. He need me to protect him, because people around here eat boys like that for lunch.
Latrice: How you gonna protect him if you ain't never here?
Dell Scott: You're asking me to leave.
Latrice: Because I can't count on you.
Dell Scott: What do you want from me? Hmm?
Latrice: Now? Nothing. What did I want from you? Everything. Help, support.
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Connections

Remake of The Intouchables (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturnes, Opus 9, No. 1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Vladimir Feltsman
Courtesy of Naxos in America, Inc.
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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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