The Upside

The Upside
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Neil Burger
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman
  • UK release: 11 January 2019

Dell (Hart) is an unemployed ex-con who gets a job as live-in carer to millionaire Phil (Cranston), paralysed after a hang-gliding accident, and the pair forge an unlikely friendship. Predictable but entertaining remake of the French smash hit comedy-drama Untouchable, with a fine and affecting performance from Hart in particular. Entertaining if formulaic.

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The Upside

7 Jan 20193 stars

Formulaic but funny remake of French smash Untouchable, starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart headline this remake of Gallic comedy drama Untouchable, the 2011 crowdpleaser that became the most profitable French-language film ever made. That fact has clearly not escaped director Neil Burger (Divergent), who sticks…

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