Author Topic: The Upside  (Read 205 times)

up_the_hampipe

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The Upside
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:56:42 PM »
Out on Friday. There's a dark cloud looming over this press tour, as leads Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are both batting away Twitter controversies, with Hart answering for his homophobic jokes from several years ago, and Cranston answering critics for his decision to play a quadriplegic character in this movie. Aside from that, I'm somewhat interested. Reviews so far have been lukewarm, but ultimately praising the performances of Hart and Cranston, and I'm intrigued to see Hart playing a more serious role. It's a remake of an apparently brilliant French movie, which has a lot of people annoyed (this whole thing is like a tornado of outrage), but it might still be worthwhile. Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWw7rCHcduQ

Re: The Upside
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 04:20:03 PM »
Cranston answering critics for his decision to play a quadriplegic character in this movie.
I assume someone thinks the role should have gone to a real quadriplegic. Either that or they think he's not being method enough.

I think the real question is how has he managed to follow up Breaking Bad with such an unremarkable film career?

Wet Blanket

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Re: The Upside
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 04:29:58 PM »
I think the real question is how has he managed to follow up Breaking Bad with such an unremarkable film career?

It's evidently very tricky to turn an iconic TV performance into a Hollywood one.  John Hamm hasn't really managed to clamber out of interesting supporting roles. James Gandolfini more or less went back to character parts following The Sopranos. I remember most of the cast of Friends making a go of film careers with only moderate success.