Two mischievous New Yorkers from opposite backgrounds bond as ex-convict Dell (Kevin Hart) is hired to be the caretaker for affluent quadriplegic Phillip (Bryan Cranston). The pair form an unlikely friendship while they show each other how to live life to the fullest. Directed by Neil Burger, The Upside is a remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables. Nicole Kidman and Julianna Margulies co-star.~Caroline Griswold
The Upside is a great movie based on a true story, and deserves nothing less than 5 stars! Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are perfect together in this movie. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this because Kevin Hart gets on my nerves pretty quick and I don't usually find him that funny, but he was so great in this movie, I can't imagine who else would play his role as Dell Scott. Bryan Cranston did a great job too! We all know he can act, but he did an amazing job playing a very depressed, quadriplegic who is trying his best to live life as good as he can. I'll stop there and let you see the rest if you're interested, but trust me, you won't be be disappointed in this movie at all! They didn't just show all the good parts in the previews either. It has the perfect mix of seriousness and comedy, making it a perfect dramedy.
I got this on sale at Best Buy. I was able to shop around to see if I could find a better price for this item. Best Buy was fair and competitive with there pricing and they were very good with the staffing due to the covic-19 virus going around. Everyone was following the safety guidelines.
This is one of those feel good movies that you will want to watch over and over again. The two main characters come from different worlds but learn and grow from each others' life experiences. The relationship that develops between them is endearing and uplifting for the soul.
This movie shows the usual pairing of two people from totally different worlds.I think this might be the first dramatic role for Kevin Hart, and he handles it well. There's compassion, understanding and a touch of humanity. A famous author, who happens to be a paraplegic, hires Kevin as an assistant. This movie is an exercise in living and caring. This is a keeper.
The was a great movie based on a true story, and deserves nothing less than 5 stars! Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are perfect together in this movie. This movie had it all! It was sad, heartwarming and funny all wrapped into one. This movie's laugh out loud funny comes from living, struggling, and the obstacles of real life. The humor is in the fact that you can imagine yourself in these predicaments, but had never considered the actual details and subsequent reactions you or your caretaker might have. It is probably funnier for middle age people and older or those who have been struck with concerns over their own mortality. I would definitely recommend this movie.