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 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.
As someone with a disability I am always hesitant to watch movies that depict people with disabilities played by abled bodied people. However, this movie was done well and it was not preachy or didn’t depict Bryan Cranston using the concept of “inspirational”. Highly recommend watching this movie!
A really fun movie with the unlikeliest friendship
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
A black guy with a criminal record desperate to prove to his parole officer that he's looking for a job, and a super wealthy paraplegic who needs someone to provide him with basic care accidently find themselves perfectly filling each others needs is enjoyable.