The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston have such a wonderful dynamic in this movie! I have to admit, I wasn’t a huge Kevin Hart fan until I saw him in Jumanji (hello, Central Intelligence, I’m looking at you!), but he is such a great character in this movie! I also have to admit, I haven’t seen Bryan Cranston in many movies, but after this movie, I’ll definitely be looking at him a bit closer! I’m a little late to the party on this movie, but I’m sure I’ll survive! Ok, now that the raving is out of the way, let’s get to the story…

Bryan Cranston is Philip Lacasse, a super-uber-rich guy in New York City, who has been in an accident, leaving him a quadraplegic.

Kevin Hart is Dell Scott, a young black man who has recently gotten out of prison. His ex-wife basically tells him to get his life together, and his parole officer tells him he better get a job, or he risks going back to jail

Dell goes on a day-long bender looking for a job, and ends up in Philip’s building. He is applying for a janitor position, but somehow ends up in an interview for Philip’s “Life Augment.” He would basically be helping Philip with EVERYTHING, even the gross stuff that I won’t get into here.

Philip hires Dell on the spot, basically to piss off his executive assistant (played by the lovely Nicole Kidman, who gets to keep her Aussie accent for this movie!). The rest of the movie is the two men learning to live with each other, and each grows in ways we don’t expect. It’s such a life-affirming movie, and since it’s based on a true story, reminds us all that good things still exist in the world. Check out the trailer below!


Have you seen this movie? If not, drop everything and rent it right now. I promise you, you won’t regret it!

If you have been fortunate enough to see this movie, please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Here’s to another Movie Monday, folks! Next week, I have a brand-new movie discussion to start, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it! I also have lots of other bookish goodness, and I’m sure you don’t want to miss that either! Until next time, bookworms!

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