The Upside (2019) – Movie Review

Review of 2019 movie The Upside.

Storyline: 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.

Director: Neil Burger
Writer: Jon Hartmere
Based on: The motion picture “The Intouchables” by Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache

Stars:
Kevin Hart as Dell Scott
Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse
Nicole Kidman as Yvonne Pendleton
Genevieve Angelson as Jenny
Aja Naomi King as Latrice
Julianna Margulies as Lily
Rachel Alana Handler as Data Processing Supervisor
Tate Donovan as Carter Locke
Golshifteh Farahani as Dr. Magana (“Maggie”) Gupta
Jahi Di’Allo Winston as Anthony
Michael Quinlan as Jack

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: January 11, 2019 (Wide Release), September 8, 2017 (TIFF)
Runtime: 2h 06min
Production Companies: Escape Artists
Distribution Company: STX Films, Lantern Entertainment
US MPAA Rating: PG-13
Canadian MPA Rating: PG
Budget: $37.5 million

===== REVIEW SCORES =====

DANNYMALT SCORE: 8.0
IMDB Score: 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 39%
Metascore: 45
CinemaScore: A

Review Scores as of January 24, 2019.

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