The Upside (PG-13) 127 minutes

THE UPSIDE– MOVIE (PG-13) Brian Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Hart. A recently paroled ex-convict, Dell (Kevin Hart), strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Philip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), in this hilarious comedy. From worlds apart, Dell and Philip 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. Inspired by a true story, this heartfelt comedy also stars Aja Naomi King and Juliana Margulies. The Upside succeeds in being a very American film by going to the dark side and coming out laughing!  See also, in our Foreign Films section, the French film, Intouchables.