The Upside Movie Review, Cast and Plot


The Upside Movie is an American Comedy-drama movie that is directed by Neil Burger. This movie screenplay is written by Jon Hartmere and the movie is a remake of the French film of 2011 “The Intouchables“.

The upside movie stars include Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King. This movie follows a paralyzed billionaire who needs someone that will take care of his day to day routine. He was able to hire dells who shows him life is worth living. It has its movie premiere at the 2017 Toronto international film festival.

The Upside Movie Cast

  • Kevin Hart as Dell Scott
  • Nicole Kidman as Yvonne
  • Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse
  • Genevieve Angelson as Jenny
  • Julianna Margulies as Lily
  • Aja Naomi King as Latrice
  • Rachel Alana Handler as Proctor
  • Tate Donovan as Carter Locke
  • Golshifteh Farahani as Dr. Gupta
  • Jahi Di’Allo Winston as Anthony
  • Michael Quinlan as Jack
  • Mac Brandt
  • Amara Karan
  • Omi Vaidya

The Upside Movie Plot

This film follows Phillip who is a wealthy quadriplegic. He needs a caretaker who will help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. Phillip decided to hire Dell who is a struggling parolee.

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Dell is trying to reconnect with his young son and his ex. Dell later shows Phillip that life is worth living even though the two of them comes from two different worlds. The movie will be released on the 11th of January 2019.

The Upside Movie Overview

Directed by Neil Burger
Produced by
  • Todd Black
  • Jason Blumenthal
  • Steve Tisch
Screenplay by Jon Hartmere
Based on The Intouchables
by Olivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
  • Kevin Hart
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Nicole Kidman
Music by Rob Simonsen
Cinematography Stuart Dryburgh
Edited by Naomi Geraghty
Escape Artists
Distributed by STX Entertainment
Lantern Entertainment
Release date
  • September 8, 2018 (TIFF)
  • January 11, 2019 (United States)
Running time
126 minutes
Country United States
Language English


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