We received a copy of The Upside for review. All opinions are my own.
I love watching new movies. Even remakes of old movies. I never saw The Intouchables, but was drawn to the story line. When The Upside came out I wanted to see it because of the great friendship, humor and hope that the story shares.
You will fall in love with the on-screen chemistry that Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston have. Nicole Kidman also brings a lot to the mix. Kevin Hart is funny, but brings with him his usually “style”.
I would say that this is for older kids (like teens) and adults. There are different levels of profanity heard as well as some crude words. There is also a scene with drug use and a love scene.
Overall the movie is great! I love the comedy, drama, and good feeling from seeing their friendship develop. Get your copy now on digital or tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD!
Kevin Hart (Night School, Ride Along) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, “Breaking Bad”) pair up to tell the inspirational true story of a genuine and unique friendship in the fun and moving comedy The Upside.
From STXfilms, Lantern Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From acclaimed director Neil Burger (Divergent, Limitless), the film follows a discouraged out-of-work ex-con and a wealthy quadriplegic who unexpectedly come together and help each other bring back their zest for life.
A “funny and warmhearted buddy comedy” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) grounded in real emotion, The Upside earned an “A” CinemaScore from moviegoers and features a stellar supporting cast including Nicole Kidman (Aquaman, “Big Little Lies”), Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson, Boutique), Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” “ER”), Aja Naomi King (The Birth of a Nation, “How to Get Away with Murder”), and Tate Donovan (Argo, “Damages”).
Recently paroled ex-convict, Dell Scott (Hart) strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Phillip Lacasse (Cranston) in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy. From worlds apart, Dell and Phillip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.
The Upside on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital comes loaded with special bonus content including a gag reel, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a breakdown of the onscreen chemistry between Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston.
It is available now on digital and on Blu-ray and DVD May 21, 2019.
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Onscreen Chemistry: Kevin and Bryan – Film stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston talk about their unique characters and working together on The Upside.
- Creating a Story of Possibility – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston share insight on how their characters, Dell Scott and Phillip Lacasse, unexpectedly come together to help each other unlock a new world of possibilities.
- Bridging Divisions – Director Neil Burger and Kevin Hart talk about how two very different people find common ground through compassion for each other.
- Embracing Positivity – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston open up about positive messages in the film and the power of hope, love, and friendship.
- Presenting a Different Side of Kevin Hart – Neil Burger, Kevin Hart, and Bryan Cranston discuss Kevin’s career-changing role and his fantastic performance.