Movie Night at Wild Hog Saloon
Name: Movie Night at Wild Hog Saloon
Date: June 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
- The Upside - is a dramedy starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman about the unlikely friendship between a quadriplegic billionaire and a felon hired to care for him. It's based on the French film The Intouchables, which itself was based on a true story. The characters start out as stereotypes -- wealthy older white man grants opportunity to black ex-con -- but, through their friendship, the story develops insight into and empathy for their struggles. Parents may not love that drug use is what initially bonds the main characters: Smoking pot is depicted as fun, funny, bonding, helpful, medicinal, and consequence-free. The two characters grow closer by engaging in other dangerous behavior, too: smashing expensive items, speeding in fast cars, being chased by police, and parasailing. The movie's messages are about normalizing disability and discovering positive, life-changing opportunity amid tragedy; viewers are also exposed to art, opera, and poetry.