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).