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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

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Site

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$108,252,517, 2 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,781,331, 21 January 2019
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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

Although the film was originally developed/produced by The Weinstein Company, and still credited as such in the version of the film that originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, the company's and Harvey Weinstein's credits as executive producer do not appear in the theatrical version due to the bankruptcy of the company and the sale of the film to STX Entertainment. See more »

Quotes

Dell Scott: I'm Dell.
Maggie: Maggie. The PT.
Dell Scott: More like the PYT.
[turns to Philip]
Dell Scott: Your wife okay with Victoria's Secret dressing you.
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Connections

Remake of The Intouchables (2011) See more »

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Written by Bruno Mars, Homer Steinweiss, James Fauntleroy, Brody Brown (as Chris Brown), Philip Lawrence, Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Performed by Bruno Mars
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. on behalf of itself and Songs of So Fab Music, Universal Music Works on behalf of ZZR Music LLC/Almo Music Corp. on behalf of itself, Fauntleroy Music, and Underdog West Songs, Warner Geo Met Ric Music/Westside Independent Music on behalf of itself and Late 80's Music and Thou Art the Hunger, BMG Onyx Songs on behalf of itself and Mars Force Music; BMG Platinum Songs on behalf of itself and Music of Big Deal and Extraordinaire Music
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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It's alright, but too soon
12 January 2019 | by ogluryeSee all my reviews

Not a bad movie in its own right, one of the better ones in the string of americanized versions of good films such as Ghost in the Shell, Old Boy, Taxi, Dinner for Shmucks, etc. etc. Here we have a knockoff version of the The Intouchables which won an Oscar for the best foreign language picture about 7-8 years. The positives are decent casting and the fact that they didn't dumb it down completely to suit the target market. The negatives are a complete carbon copy of the original script down to to minor scenes and details such as clothing and zero original thought - just swap Paris for Brooklyn and throw in an ex-wife for some dramatic effect. I guess that's what happens when original writers go for a quick cash grab. If you're the type that wouldn't watch a movie with subtitles, this is for you. If not, just stick with with the original, don't expect to see anything new.


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