The Upside is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Neil Burger.
Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Golshifteh Farahani, Aja Naomi King, Tate Donovan, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Genevieve Angelson, Suzanne Savoy, Julianna Margulies and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Upside

STX Entertainment on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 released the trailer:
The Upside | Official Trailer | Own It Now On Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD.

What is The Upside about?

Speeding through New York City in a Ferrari, Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) and quadriplegic Philip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) are pulled over by the NYC police. Dell convinces the officers that he is rushing Philip to the emergency room; Philip grudgingly plays along, and the two are escorted to the hospital.
Six months earlier, Dell needs signatures to prove he is seeking a job or he will be held in violation of his recent parole. He enters a building seeking a janitorial job, but ends up in the penthouse home of Philip, a wealthy quadriplegic. Philip, with his assistant Yvonne Pendleton (Nicole Kidman), is interviewing candidates for the position of his "life auxiliary" caregiver. Dell barges in and demands a signature for his parole officer. Intrigued, Philip offers him the job over Yvonne's objections, but Dell declines.
Dell visits his ex-wife Latrice (Aja Naomi King) and son Anthony (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) at their dilapidated apartment, but neither is willing to accept Dell back into their lives. He gives Anthony a book he stole from Philip's library. Dell then accepts Philip's offer; Yvonne stipulates that he must show he can handle his responsibilities, and "three strikes" will get him immediately fired. Dell, having no training, is initially daunted, despite guidance from Philip's physical therapist Maggie (Golshifteh Farahani), and quickly earns two strikes. Dell leaves to give his first paycheck to Latrice and asks for the stolen book back, but she refuses. Upon his return, Yvonne gives him a third strike for his unexplained absence, but Philip covers for him.

Who's in the The Upside cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Upside.

Kevin Hart Dell Scott
Bryan Cranston Philip Lacasse
Nicole Kidman Yvonne Pendleton Phillip's PA
Golshifteh Farahani Maggie Phillip's PT
Aja Naomi King Latrice Dell's ex-wife
Tate Donovan Carter Phillip's neighbor
Jahi Di'Allo Winston Anthony Scott Dell's son
Genevieve Angelson Jenny Lacasse Phillip's late wife
Suzanne Savoy Charlotte Phillip's cook
Julianna Margulies Lily Foley Phillip's epistolary love interest
Michael Quinlan Jack
James Georgiades Police Sergeant
Rachel Christopher Police Officer
Diego Aguirre Arresting Officer
Fernando Mateo Jr. Rookie Matteo
Kimberly S. Fairbanks Parole Officer (as Kimberly Fairbanks)
Tatiana St. Phard Fast Food Manager
Rachel Alana Handler Data Processing Supervisor (as Rachel Handler)
Ricky Garcia Doorman
J.J. Phillips Guy in Elevator
Zak Corrigan Young Man on Couch
Jayson Ward Williams 'This Ability' Applicant
Kittson O'Neill Professional Applicant
Brian Gallagher New Age Applicant
Phillip Chorba Applicant with the Book
Julie Potter Applicant
Tom Schmitt Interrupted Applicant
Tyrone Mitchell Henderson School Guard
Christine Chang Teacher
Jason Bowen Eamon
Pia Mechler Art Dealer
Rigoberto Garcia Grays Papaya Server
Karen Christie-Ward Angela Kowalski (as Karen Christie Ward)
John David Miles The Birdman / Papageno
Indra A. Thomas Queen of the Night (as Indra Thomas)
Mikai Anthony School Friend
Jane Moore Party Guest
Madeleine Woolner Caregiver with Lunch
Ambur Braid Lyric Soprano at Party
Erica Brookhyser Mezzo Soprano at Party
John Moore Baritone at Party
Yi Li Tenor at Party
Michael William Kondyra Wheelchair Shop Worker (as Michael Kondyra)
Nick Greece Paragliding Pilot for Philip
Rob Sporrer Paragliding Pilot for Dell

When is The Upside released in cinemas?

The film The Upside was scheduled to be released on September 8, 2017 (TIFF), on January 11, 2019 (United States) and on February 21, 2019 (Germany) by STX Films, Lantern Entertainment, STX Entertainment, GEM Entertainment, Aeon Entertainment, Capella Films, Cinemundo, Constantin-Film, Elevation Pictures, EnergΓ­a Entusiasta, Odeon - Audio Visual Entertainment, Pioneer Films, STX International, Showgate, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Amazon Prime Video, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Film & TV House, Golden Village Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Universum Film (UFA).

What are The Upside film specifications?

The duration of the film is 126 minutes. With a budget of $37.5 million, the film grossed over $125.9 million.

The film The Upside is rated with "PG-13" rating.

The Upside filming. Principal photography began on January 27, 2017 in Philadelphia.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Upside?

The Upside got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 41/100. But the audience loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about The Upside you can get at:

Official website:

IMDB: The Upside

Wikipedia: The Upside

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