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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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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:

$125,852,517
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

English version (remake) of same 'based on the truth' 2011 French film 'Intouchables': the true story is shown in documentary 'La Vie Come un Roman', in which the real assistant helper was an (non-black) Algerian (refugee, Abdel Sellou): in the French film's end credits, the real Sellou is shown in archive footage. 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 and there was lightning. But during Lacasse's flashbacks, when he opens his eyes and sees his wife, the sky is clear blue with very little, if any, cloud cover. See more »

Quotes

Dell Scott: So, let's say that I wanted to start my own company that you was gonna buy for a million.
Philip Lacasse: I'd say, "what is your idea?".
Dell Scott: I don't know.
Philip Lacasse: What are you passionate about?
Dell Scott: Women, sleeping. Sleeping with women.
Philip Lacasse: Little difficult to monetize.
Dell Scott: I got some friends that'd disagree with you.
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Soundtracks

Lively Up Yourself
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd. administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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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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