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"The Upside" and Hollywood's Take on Disability

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 15, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 23:03

Guest: Kirsten Hawkes, A dramedy about a quadriplegic billionaire and the ex-con he hires as his caregiver somehow managed to beat out the superhero film “Aquaman” in theaters over the weekend. In the movie, Kevin Hart plays a released felon having a hard time finding a job. Bryan Cranston plays the man he goes to work for.  The film is an opportunity for us to talk about how disability is portrayed on the big screen with Kirsten Hawkes of Parent