The Upside tells a comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic – Phillip (Bryan Cranston) – and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him, Dell (Kevin Hart).
However, while this is going for a drama style, and since it’s got Kevin Hart, the sheer inclusion of Hart makes me want to run a mile. It also looks like sickly sweet trash. It’s also a remake of the 2011 French film, Untouchable.
The Upside is due out on January 11th 2019 in the UK, so clearly looking for BAFTA and Oscar nods. I hope it doesn’t get them.
Director: Neil Burger
Writer: Jon Hartmere
Original writer: Éric Toledano
Also stars: Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Tate Donovan, Golshifteh Farahani, Genevieve Angelson, Aja Naomi King
Check out the trailer below:
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