"The Upside" is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Neil Burger and Haburguesa Neil.
The starring cast includes Kevin Hart as Dell Scott, Bryan Cranston as Philip Lacasse, Nicole Kidman as Yvonne Pendleton, Golshifteh Farahani as Maggie, Aja Naomi King as Latrice, Tate Donovan as Carter, Jahi Di'Allo Winston as Anthony Scott, Genevieve Angelson as Jenny Lacasse, Suzanne Savoy as Charlotte, Julianna Margulies as Lily Foley and others.

Here are "The Upside" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Upside movie?

STXfilms on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 released the trailer for "The Upside" you can watch here:
The Upside | Official Trailer | Own It Now On Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD.

Plot summary

What is The Upside movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Upside" movie plot summary.

Speeding through New York City in a Ferrari, Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) and quadriplegic Philip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) are pulled over by the NYPD. 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 meets with his parole officer and needs signatures to prove he is seeking a job or he will be held in violation of his parole. He enters a building seeking a job 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 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.
When Philip explains his strict Do Not Resuscitate order, Dell realizes he has lost the will to live, but when he finds Philip struggling to breathe, refuses to allow him to die. Dell takes Philip out into the city, where they share a joint to ease Philip's neurogenic pain. Dell and Philip begin to bond, and Philip tells Dell that he was paralyzed in a paragliding accident, and reveals the pain of losing his wife. Dell adjusts to caring for Philip, even modifying his wheelchair, and is introduced to opera and modern art; he creates his own painting, which Philip displays in the penthouse.


Who plays who in the The Upside movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Upside" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is The Upside movie release date?

"The Upside" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 8, 2017 (TIFF), on January 11, 2019 (United States) and on February 21, 2019 (Germany) distributing by STXfilms, Lantern Entertainment (United States, Canada and China), Amazon Studios (International), STX Entertainment, GEM Entertainment, Aeon Entertainment, Capella Films, Cinemundo, Constantin-Film, Elevation Pictures, Energรญa 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 filming details?

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

"The Upside" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on January 27, 2017 in Philadelphia.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Upside movie?

"The Upside" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 43/100. 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.

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