I am giving away passes to see an advanced screening for Neil Burger‘s The Upside. If you’d like to attend the screening, click HERE. The screening will be held on next Wednesday at AMC Lincoln Square. The film will be directed by Neil Burger & stars Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, & Aja Naomi King.
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 as fun-loving Dell shows curmudgeonly Phillip that life is worth living.
The Upside is a remake of the French 2011 film The Intouchables, which was itself inspired by the life of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo. The film follows a paralyzed billionaire who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a recently paroled convict who he hires to take care of him.