I love a good story about friendship. The Upside shares the story of Dell, a paroled ex-convict played by Kevin Hart and a quadriplegic billionaire named Phillip played by Bryan Cranston and how they became unlikely friends.
There have been multiple foreign versions of the film, but The Upside is the Americanized version of the real-life story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abel Sellou. Both have written memoirs about their relationship and the two remain close to this day.
While The Upside does take on class and race between these two friends, the chemistry between Hart and Cranston are what make this story charming. They are both helping each other on the next journey of their lives. They need each other in different ways.
Nicole Kidman also plays a key role in Phillip’s life. I love how her character also has a path that intertwines in this story.
Here is what you can expect from the bonus features.
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Onscreen Chemistry: Kevin and Bryan – Film stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston talk about their unique characters and working together on The Upside.
- Creating a Story of Possibility – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston share insight on how their characters, Dell Scott and Phillip Lacasse, unexpectedly come together to help each other unlock a new world of
- Bridging Divisions – Director Neil Burger and Kevin Hart talk about how two very different people find common ground through compassion for each other.
- Embracing Positivity – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston open up about positive messages in the film and the power of hope, love, and friendship.
- Presenting a Different Side of Kevin Hart – Neil Burger, Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston discuss Kevin’s career-changing role and his fantastic performance.
- Theatrical Trailer
The Upside will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
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- Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.