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KCRW Partner Screening: The Upside
January 9, 2019 • 7:30 pm PST
Director Neil Burger’s The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict, Dell (Kevin Hart), who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston). 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 also stars Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King. The screenplay for the film is by Jon Hartmere, based on the motion picture Intouchables by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.