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    Got to see a sneak preview of "The Upside" today and was pleasantly surprise. I had liked the original French film (The Intouchables, 2011) so much I was sure they would ruin the English language version. As much as I dislike Kevin Hart, I must admit he did a pretty good job in this film. Opens this next weekend.



    (KLD)
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    Thanks for the info! Looks like I'm doing 2 this weekend if I don't get snowed in. (A Dog's Way Home)

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    • #3
      I want to see "A Dog's Way Home" too. I am a sucker for good dog stories!

      (KLD)
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      • #4
        If anyone can play that role it's Cranston. He's brilliant.
        T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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        • #5
          If I had been casting this movie, would have selected Rob Brown (Finding Forester, Coach Carter) in the role of Dell.

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          • #6
            I thought Sy Omar, the French version "Dell" (Driss) was perfect, and is very handsome as well! The actual real-life man (Abdel Sellou) was Algerian.

            (KLD)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mize View Post
              If anyone can play that role it's Cranston. He's brilliant.
              Colin Firth was first cast in this role, but I agree, Cranston was a better choice.

              (KLD)
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              • #8
                Here are pictures of the real people, the actors in the French movie, Intouchables, and the actors in the American movie, The Upside.

                The movies were based upon the memoirs of each man:
                A Second Wind
                Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo

                You Saved My Life
                Abdel Sellou

                Of all the titles for the books or the movies, I think I prefer, A Second Wind.
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                • #9
                  Bryan Cranston Responds to Backlash Over Disabled Role

                  Bryan Cranston has been getting some backlash for his role as a man with quadriplegia in The Upside, but he's not apologizing. Though the Breaking Bad star said the subject was "worthy for debate," he noted, "As actors we're asked to play other people. ... If I, as a straight, older person, and I'm wealthy, I'm very fortunate, does that mean I can't play a person who is not wealthy, does that mean I can't play a homosexual?" He added that he doesn't know what the answer is: "Where does the restriction apply, where is the line for that?" he said during an interview with the Press Association, per the BBC.

                  To read the entire piece:
                  http://www.newser.com/story/269655/b...abled-man.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                    Bryan Cranston has been getting some backlash for his role as a man with quadriplegia in The Upside, but he's not apologizing. Though the Breaking Bad star said the subject was "worthy for debate," he noted, "As actors we're asked to play other people. ... If I, as a straight, older person, and I'm wealthy, I'm very fortunate, does that mean I can't play a person who is not wealthy, does that mean I can't play a homosexual?" He added that he doesn't know what the answer is: "Where does the restriction apply, where is the line for that?" he said during an interview with the Press Association, per the BBC.

                    To read the entire piece:
                    http://www.newser.com/story/269655/b...abled-man.html
                    why is he getting backlash only chris reeve could have played but he is dead

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vjls View Post
                      why is he getting backlash only chris reeve could have played but he is dead
                      Here are just a few articles that explain the issue:

                      https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ised-exclusion

                      http://enablemagazine.co.uk/why-wont...isabled-roles/

                      https://filmschoolrejects.com/oscars...sabled-actors/

                      https://www.newsmax.com/michaelclark.../24/id/839204/

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                      • #12
                        Rob Brown, would have been a better choice than Kevin Hart.
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                        • #13
                          Good looking guy, but doesn't have the box office draw/name recognition that Kevin Hart does.

                          (KLD)
                          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                          • #14
                            Meh. I enjoy film for great acting, cinematography, and narrative. It's all make believe. No one is entitled to be cast in a film. I'm really looking forward to Cranston's performance. How well an actor nails their performance of a disability is what counts to me, not whether they resemble their role in real life.




                            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Oddity View Post
                              Meh. I enjoy film for great acting, cinematography, and narrative. It's all make believe. No one is entitled to be cast in a film. I'm really looking forward to Cranston's performance. How well an actor nails their performance of a disability is what counts to me, not whether they resemble their role in real life.
                              I tend to agree with you. However, it was an interesting question that "vjls" posed...if Christopher Reeve was still alive and well, would Hollywood have tapped him for the role instead of an able bodied actor (this isn't to say that there aren't some talented disabled actors available...but as "KLD" says, it is box office draw and name recognition that lands a role)? He played the wheelchair user role in the remake of Rear Window.

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