The Upside

Based on a true story.


The Upside
Inspired by a true story and a Hollywood remake of a French film, we follow a recently paroled ex-convict who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralysed billionaire.

125 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan
Director
Neil Burger
ScreenplayJon Hartmere, from the screenplay by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
MusicRob Simonsen
CinematographyStuart Dryburgh
EditingStuart Dryburgh
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2017
Produced byLantern Entertainment, The Weinstein Company

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDramedy
LanguageModerate impact and fairly frequent and not used to demean or against people but to exclaim at situation.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow impact and infrequent which is in an isolated scene that was dealing with frustrations of anger.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThis 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.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconUplifting - without the cheese.
10
Metacritic.com
36 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
133 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPreachy, manipulative, and frustratingly clichéd, The Upside showcases Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s chemistry without ever taking full advantage of it.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconCharming Hart/Cranston disability dramedy glorifies pot use.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
26 users
8
Rottentomatoes users
1148 users
17
IMDB
4535 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
18

Average .. 58%

12

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