Based on a true story.
Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan
|Screenplay||Jon Hartmere, from the screenplay by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache|
|Produced by||Lantern Entertainment, The Weinstein Company|
|Language||Moderate impact and fairly frequent and not used to demean or against people but to exclaim at situation.|
|Violence||Low impact and infrequent which is in an isolated scene that was dealing with frustrations of anger.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||This feature is a true biographical story about 2 unlikely friends who met and became friends till date. Complex and mature themes that explore inspirational true story, being a quadriplegic, being an ex-convict, absentee father, surviving loss, doing what is best for others, a responsible father, an angry single parent, seeing great potential in others, accepting becoming disabled, life changing accidents and having hope. These are presented dramatically and realistic showing the emotional intensity that is presented in sensitive humour adds to the dramatic merit. However, phantom limb pains, the need to change a catheter and Phillip’s occasional issues with him struggling to breathe may be upsetting, distressing and may also cause emotional and moral harm to younger than 13 year old viewers.|
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|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Helen Herimbi Uplifting - without the cheese.
Tomatometer Preachy, manipulative, and frustratingly clichéd, The Upside showcases Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s chemistry without ever taking full advantage of it.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Tara McNamara Charming Hart/Cranston disability dramedy glorifies pot use.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 58%