The Upside is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Neil Burger.

Official trailers

STX Entertainment on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 released the trailer:
The Upside | Official Trailer | Now In Theaters.

Story intro

The Upside is a comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy quadriplegic white man and a recently paroled black man who is hired to help him.


Kevin Hart
Dell Scott
Bryan Cranston
Phillip Lacasse
Nicole Kidman
Yvonne Pendleton
Genevieve Angelson
Aja Naomi King
Julianna Margulies
Rachel Alana Handler
Data Processing Supervisor
Tate Donovan
Carter Locke
Golshifteh Farahani
Dr. Magana ("Maggie") Gupta
Jahi Di'Allo Winston
Michael Quinlan


Principal photography began on January 27, 2017 in Philadelphia.

The film The Upside was scheduled to be released by STX Films, Lantern Entertainment and STX Entertainment on September 8, 2017 (TIFF), on September 8, 2018 (TIFF), on January 11, 2019 (United States) and on February 21, 2019 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 126 minutes. With a budget of $37.5 million, the film grossed over $95.7 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


The Upside got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

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Wikipedia: The Upside