The Upside is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Neil Burger.
STX Entertainment on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 released the trailer:
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Speeding through New York City in a Ferrari, Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) and quadriplegic Philip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) are pulled over by the 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.
Principal photography began on January 27, 2017 in Philadelphia.
The film The Upside was scheduled to be released on September 8, 2017 (TIFF), on September 8, 2018 (TIFF), on January 11, 2019 (United States) and on February 21, 2019 (Germany) by STX Films, Lantern Entertainment, STX Entertainment, GEM Entertainment, Aeon Entertainment, Constantin-Film, Energía Entusiasta, Odeon - Audio Visual Entertainment, Pioneer Films, STX International, Showgate, Amazon Prime Video, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Film & TV House, Golden Village Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Universum Film (UFA).
The duration of the film is 126 minutes. With a budget of $37.5 million, the film grossed over $122.8 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.
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