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At Theaters: 1/11/2019 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 5 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601314
Studio: Stx Films
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Storyline Heading
A look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
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Comedy Drama - This comedy/drama is a showcase for stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, with the former getting to show some dramatic shades. Nicole Kidman's role is strictly supporting, as is that of Julianna Margulies. Language, adult subject matter, drug use, and mild sexual content make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicole Kidman DESTROYER, AQUAMAN, BOY ERASED
Kevin Hart NIGHT SCHOOL, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Bryan Cranston ISLE OF DOGS, LAST FLAG FLYING, WHY HIM?
Julianna Margulies STAND UP GUYS, SNAKES ON A PLANE, EVELYN
Wri/Dir: Neil Burger DIVERGENT, LIMITLESS, THE ILLUSIONIST
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Filmmaker's Vision
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word;7 S-words; 2 GD's; a number ofothers.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Marijuana and tobacco.
ACTION: A scene of fast driving.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, sometimes suggestive.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average ...while the film runs just over two hours—and Cranston and Hart are on screen for nearly all of that time—their characters are little more than facile concepts, tethered to antiquated and uncomfortable clichés about race relations.

NY Post Full Review
Above Average All of this would be tedious and stereotypical were it not for the formidable efforts of Cranston (reserved till he explodes) and Hart. An unlikely duo, they score with many very funny jokes. It's a bromance that feels real. Together they move you, despite the film they're stuck in.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Below Average A bland and blunt remake of the 2011 French crowd-pleaser The Intouchables... The two actors mine a few genuinely funny moments out of Jon Hartmere's tepid, cliché-ridden screenplay, thanks primarily to Cranston's endlessly expressive visage and Hart's mostly subdued performance.

The Guardian Full Review
Poor This sentimental remake of French heartwarmer The Untouchables pairs a quadriplegic businessman with black carer Kevin Hart to give unfunny echoes of Trading Places. The whole affair is misjudged and sickly sweet.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 72 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
30
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
34
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 72 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Nearly everyone, both males and females, either loved it or enjoyed it very much. Only a small percentage rated it "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (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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