THE UPSIDE – Review by Susan Granger

Based on the 2011 French film The Intouchables, this heartfelt comedy is about the developing friendship between an ex-convict and a quadriplegic Manhattan billionaire. Confined to a wheelchair after a devastating paragliding accident, Philip Lacasse is calmly interviewing potential caregivers when surly Dell Scott wanders into his penthouse by mistake, thinking he’s applying for a janitorial position.

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GET HARD – Review by Susan Granger

When fabulously wealthy hedge-fund manager, James King (Will Ferrell) faces a 10 year prison term after being convicted on 76 counts of fraud and embezzlement, he hires Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), an African-American car-washer whom he assumes is an ex-con, to toughen him up for what lies ahead. One may be patient with raunchy stupidity – but not with those who are proud of it. Read on…

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