The Upside

The Upside (2019)

Based on a true story.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2019-01-10
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 548 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Escape Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who's trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom.

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  • Kevin Hart

    as Dell Scott
  • Bryan Cranston

    as Phillip Lacasse
  • Nicole Kidman

    as Yvonne
  • Julianna Margulies

    as Lily
  • Aja Naomi King

    as Latrice
  • Golshifteh Farahani

    as Maggie
  • Genevieve Angelson

    as Jenny
  • Suzanne Savoy

    as Charlotte
  • Rachel Alana Handler

    as Proctor
  • Junnie Lopez

    as Restaurant Employee
  • Pia Mechler

    as Art Dealer
  • Tate Donovan

    as Carter Locke
  • Amara Karan

  • Jahi Di'Allo Winston

    as Anthony
  • Ursula Triplett

    as Caterer
  • Mark Kochanowicz

    as New Carer Jason
  • Annie Pisapia

    as Opera Attendee
  • Phillip Chorba

    as Applicant #5
  • Alisha Poland

    as Upscale Restaurant Patron
  • Julie Stackhouse

    as Dancer
  • Lyman Chen

    as Applicant #2
  • Gary Ayash

    as Upscale Restaurant Patron
  • Jennifer Butler

    as Nurse
  • Laura Hart

    as Party Guest
  • Jeffrey Mowery

    as Cabbie
  • Rachel Christopher

    as Officer
  • Madeleine Woolner

    as New Carer
  • Charmar Jeter

    as Diner Patron
  • Matthew D'Arcy

    as Waitstaff
  • Brian Gallagher

    as Applicant #4
  • Charles W Harris III

    as Usher
  • Nikki Corinne Thomas

    as Restaurant Patron
  • Gemma McIlhenny

    as Ice Cream Shop Patron
Production Steve Tisch Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Producer
Editing Naomi Geraghty Editor
Art Mark Friedberg Production Design
Production Kerry Barden Casting
Camera Stuart Dryburgh Director of Photography
Art Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Diane Heller Key Makeup Artist
Directing Neil Burger Director
Production Paul Schnee Casting
Production G. Mac Brown Executive Producer
Production Robert Simonds Executive Producer
Production Todd Black Producer
Production Jason Blumenthal Producer
Costume & Make-Up Frances Mathias Hairstylist
Writing Olivier Nakache Original Film Writer
Costume & Make-Up Bernadette Mazur Makeup Department Head
Production Chris Papavasiliou Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Kasia Walicka-Maimone Costume Design
Sound Rob Simonsen Original Music Composer
Production David Bloomfield Executive Producer
Art Tom Frohling Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Tina Roesler Kerwin Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Diane Dixon Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Grande Key Hair Stylist
Production Adam Fogelson Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Frank Barbosa Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up John Clausell Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Don Kozma Makeup Department Head
Writing Jon Hartmere Screenplay
Writing Éric Toledano Original Film Writer
Production Milos Brajovic Executive Producer
Production Nick Greece Producer
Production Andy Mitchell Executive Producer
Art William M. Staab Set Decoration