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Have You Seen ‘The Upside’?

If you like comedies and you like sappy feel-good movies this is one to watch. I’m telling you, three years ago my family and I saw the commercials. We knew it had the potential to be a really great film. Because I don’t want to share too much of the story here’s the film’s synopsis. (By the way, it’s based on a true story.)

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.

Sure enough, last night on a beautiful Saturday evening, we got the chance to finally watch it. And yeah, we were in tears throughout the movie.

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, two naturally funny guys, had remarkable chemistry in this movie that was unexpected but totally worked at the same time. You almost get the feeling that they really did have a whole heck of a lot of fun making this movie and it shows.

The writing is phenomenal, straying from being too cliche or slapstick and staying on the more serious and emotionally impactful side of things.

I have to say, this is another must-watch. Once again, I’m straying from details because the movie will really surprise in a whole lot of ways. And yeah, the film’s pretty predictable at times, but it’s a good kind of predictable.

Forget Green Book. This is the type of feelgood movie that’s worth watching.

I’m giving this movie a solid 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It moved me and is undoubtedly the best Kevin Hart film I’ve seen.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.