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The Upside
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Rob Simonsen
Label: Sony Masterworks
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 18 January 2019

Sony Music release The Upside original motion picture soundtrack with music by renowned film composer and newly-signed Sony Music Masterworks artist Rob Simonsen. Based on French film The Intouchables, The Upside is director Neil Burger’s heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire...

Rob Simonsen (The Age of Adaline, The Front Runner, Foxcatcher, 500 Days of Summer) delivers a sweet, if somewhat unremarkable, score for The Upside. The main theme is memorable, but it's also used just a little too often. The rest of the music, while mellow, isn't the sort of thing I'd really want to listen to outside of the film.

'Dreams II',which revisits the main theme but with eerie overtones, was probably the one track that stood out as original.

Overall, a sweet and mellow score, but there's nothing here that will really grab your attention.


Darren Rea

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