Wednesday night my crew and the 30+ persons I invited to an advanced screening of The Upside had an epic night. The theater was packed! Shoutout to everyone who came out, some I got to see and chat with and others I did not. Either way, I appreciate you. This movie is legit Kevin Hart’s best work. I’ve seen almost all of his movies.
Naturally, I knew nothing about The Upside until I watched the trailer. Did you know this movie was based on a true story? Let me share my research with you… The Upside is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables. The Intouchables found its inspiration in a true story, that of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou, originally from Algeria.
The Upside in theatres TODAY!
This is not your typical Kevin Hart movie, and that is the absolute best part.
About the Movie: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.
Bryan Cranston’s plays Phillip and Kevin Hart plays Dell. Nicole Kidman plays Yvonne and she made me laugh for all the wrong reasons. I imagine her to really act like this character in her everyday life. That made me laugh even more.
The true stuff you see in the movie: There are several more truths, but they are telling the story so I won’t say.
Kevin Hart’s character was really an ex-convict.
Bryan Cranston’s character really is a quadriplegic. The movie tells you how he became a quadriplegic and that is true to his real life. [I don’t want to spoil it]
Kevin Hart’s character is named Dell, the real person is named Abdel.
This is Kevin Hart’s best work, you see so much of his acting abilities that you have never seen in his other movies. This movie proves he is more than the one-dimensional character we have come to know and love. You will laugh a lot, the movie is hilarious. It addresses real issues, but in a way that you don’t pity anyone if that makes sense. It is a feel-good movie if you take nothing away know that life never stops. Even when the greatest tragedies take place you can still find joy. It doesn’t mean it isn’t tough, but there is no reason to allow it to destroy you. Keep going, life is still available to you. I will see the movie again, it was that good.
Shoutout to my squad, they showed up honey. I saw new faces and old faces and it was nice to hug them and chit chat after the movie. They all loved it by the way. Then I took a picture with my favorites. Yes, LittleCuteLips saw the movie too and she enjoyed it. She turns 7 tomorrow, so some of the jokes went over her head but she knew what was going on. The movie is PG 13 so it is family friendly, the movie has great lessons for all ages.