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Mein Bester & ich (2017)

The Upside (original title)
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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.

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Neil Burger

Writers:

Jon Hartmere (screenplay by), Éric Toledano (based on the motion picture "Les Intouchables" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Dell Scott
Bryan Cranston ... Phillip Lacasse
Nicole Kidman ... Yvonne Pendleton
Aja Naomi King ... Latrice
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Anthony
Genevieve Angelson ... Jenny
Golshifteh Farahani ... Maggie
Tate Donovan ... Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Lily
Suzanne Savoy ... Charlotte
Michael Quinlan ... Jack
James Georgiades James Georgiades ... Police Sergeant
Rachel Christopher ... Police Officer
Diego Aguirre ... Arresting Officer
Fernando Mateo Jr. ... Rookie Matteo
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Storyline

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living. Written by Tom Daly

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Based on a true story.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2019 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Mein Bester & ich See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,355,000, 13 January 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,313,439, 17 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,613,439, 17 January 2019
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Trivia

This is a remake of the French film Ziemlich beste Freunde (2011). In Germany and The Netherlands, it was the most successful French film in history. See more »

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Remake of Ziemlich beste Freunde (2011) See more »

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Nessun Dorma
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami, Renato Simoni
Performed by Mantovani
Published by Universal Music - MGB SONGS on behalf of Casa Ricordi S.R.L. / Universal Music - Careers
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
By arrangement with The Orchard
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Loved it!
14 January 2019 | by sgirl23See all my reviews

After not going to the movies for several years, my husband and I saw 3 just in the last couple of weeks-two were very disappointing, and then we saw The Upside. Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart were great. Kevin Hart did a fantastic job-so different in a more serious role. We thought it was very good and left the theater with smiles on our faces.


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