Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict Dell (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire Phil (Bryan Cranston). Dell is a deadbeat dad who needs to prove he’s still going on fruitless job interviews to appease his parole officer. A mix-up lands him at Phil’s penthouse just as interviews are taking place for a new aide position. In an act of defiance, Phil decides this unkempt loose cannon is the only man for the job.