By Suzanne A. Marshall from the March 2019 Edition
Directed by: Neil Burger
Starring : Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman,
Aja Naomi King, Jahi Di’Allo Winston
“Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who’s trying to reconnect with his ex and his young sons. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom as Dell and Phillip rediscover the joy of living life to the fullest.”
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie is spite of a predictable plotline. So what? It was so much fun to watch this story unfold. I am a big fan of Bryan Cranston and, of course, the comedic delivery of Kevin Hart really brought a rise of laughter in the theatre. The acting was great. Nicole Kidman was surprising ‘school marmish’, as the plot called for, and the story unfolded to a satisfying ending. What more does one want than to be entertained and come out of the theatre feeling lighter and happy. I understand that this is a re-make of a previous film which I did not see so I cannot address the differences you may see if you have seen the other. If you are looking for just a good old satisfying story with a happy ending, tune in to this movie and enjoy.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.