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
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.