Preview “The Intouchables” becomes a Kevin Hart/Bryan Cranston comedy, “The Upside”

Did you see the French film “Les Intouchables /The Intouchables” a few years back? No? No worries. Netflix will almost certainly reload it for streaming before this STX remake comes out.

Kevin Hart is a long-unemployed punk (probably not, but in the original film) haplessly applying for jobs, expecting rejection, practically inviting it, until he’s hired to be the driver/nurse/companion for a quadriplegic man (Bryan Cranston). Nicole Kidman plays his wife.

I’d say “The Upside” is the most ambitious film STX has produced and released, but I don’t think they’re Oscar campaigning this and it opens Jan. 11. One fears they’ve reduced it to a simple, broad Kevin Hart comedy. And the original was much more than that (My review is on this link).

 

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One Response to Preview “The Intouchables” becomes a Kevin Hart/Bryan Cranston comedy, “The Upside”

  1. Keith says:

    I’m sticking with “The Intouchables”

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