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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.

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nicole Kidman earned a rare feat when two of her films landed first and second place at the box office in the same weekend for The Upside and Aquaman (2018). The second time this occurred was in 2013 with Jessica Chastain for Mama (2013) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012). 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: Do you know about the DNR?
Dell Scott: D and what?
Philip Lacasse: DNR. Do not resuscitate. It's something you'll have to agree to as my carer. Do you understand what that means?
Dell Scott: Like, I don't have to give you mouth-to-mouth if you're choking on your kumquat?
Philip Lacasse: No extraordinary measures if I stop breathing. Nothing.
Dell Scott: I'm good with nothing, man.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 January 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Habanera (From Carmen)
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra (as 101 Strings Orchestra)
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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Remakes Happen
5 January 2019 | by don-666See all my reviews

Yikes -- people giving this a 1 rating, sight unseen, so they can boast that they saw the French original? Excusez moi, gimme a break. You claim to be a movie buff but sabotage and distort the public ratings system? Did you give The Departed or Insomnia a 1 rating too because they are remakes? Did you skip Sorcerer because The Wages of Fear is on your Criterion shelf? I like the original Intouchables a lot, and this American remake, with much of the same material, has similar impact for a wider audience.


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