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Upside, The (2017)

Title: The Upside
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Neil Burger
Written by: Jon Hartmere
Based on the film “Les Intouchables” by: Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
Starring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King
Release Date: 1/11/2019
Running Time: 125 minutes

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The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a fresh start. Newly paroled and in desperate need of a job, Dell is frustrated by the menial opportunities available to an ex-con. After finding himself at the wrong job interview Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position.

Despite a rocky start, the two quickly realize how much they can learn from each other’s experiences. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.


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Samba (2014)*

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Title: Samba
Rating: R
Directed by: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Written by: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Based on the novel by: Delphine Coulin
Starring: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim
Release Date: 10/15/2014
Running Time: 118 minutes

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Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burn-out. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba’s willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.


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