Some love it, some hate it, but I figured we might as well have the IMDb list here. Since it's…
A masseuse's journey to find the human touch.
A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Lets get the inevitable insults out of the way now. Yes, I may well be one or more of the following things:
A heartless and cynical git
A contrarian arse
A joyless misanthropic bastard
A humourless speccy twat
I have read countless reviews assuring me that Intouchables is not as emotionally manipulative as its TV Movie of the Week synopsis would suggest, yet sadly the film is everything I feared it would be. It might well be the highest rated film of 2012 but I think I must be pre-programmed to have an adverse reaction to such feelgood stories. This 'true life’story should warm my cold dead heart and tickle my arthritic funny bone yet it barely raised a smile…
Every moment you're not smiling during this movie, you're probably laughing...
Oh the Flair, the Incredible Natural Flair of this impeccably beautiful film, I can never get enough of.
Intouchables is like Middlemist’s Red Camellia.
So rarely does a film provide so much hope, such brightness and such a special and inimitable on screen relationship with splendorous effervescence. Every character and characteristic of this film is as colourful and as vibrant as a Monet Landscape.
So rarely does a film poignantly elucidate a human being, no matter what comes, must never let go off his charisma, determination and the ability to touch people’s hearts, change their lives to betterment, with words, with endearing demeanour, humbleness and humaneness.
So rarely does a film have such a spellbinding aura that is unquestionably genuine.…
It is an astonishing accomplishment that this film isn't a big, sappy, melodramatic mess. What it is, though, is one of the most heartwarming and genuinely funny films I've ever seen.
The story can only be based on true events, because if it had been thought up it would have been a cliché. The writer's hand does show through some static in the plot, but it doesn't detract anything from what the film is really about, the unexpected friendship between two polar opposites.
As trite as stories about this basest human connection are, when they are told as well as they are here, they are irresistible. It has everything to do with the…
5 minutes in I knew this film would be great.
15 minutes in I knew this film would make my top 10 of 2012.
Fantastic in every way possible, I urge anyone who hasn't seen this yet to do so.
Maybe the solutions presented to wrap up the story may be too simple minded.
They forget it is a true story.
Maybe the story has been told too many times in the past: an individual with either mental or physical disabilities meets his counterpart with a completely different personality. A conflict begins, but as the story is supposed to dictate, they form an everlasting bond, because they were brothers, parent and son, or in this case, friends.
They forget it is a true story.
I can hear what you are thinking. The fact that a film is based on a true story does not mean that all the remaining elements should be immediately justified. The dramatic decisions taken to present…
Kan er maar geen genoeg van krijgen. Zeer mooie film. A must see!
It might help to think of "The Intouchables" as a French spinoff of "Driving Miss Daisy," retitled "Pushing Monsieur Philippe." A stuffy rich employer finds his life enriched by a wise black man from the Paris ghettos and takes lessons in funky music and the joys of marijuana. This is a story that has been told time and again in the movies, and sometimes the performances overcome the condescension of the formula.
The film was an enormous box-office hit in France, and indeed, it is easy to enjoy. Philippe (Francois Cluzet) is a millionaire who was paralyzed from the neck down in a para-gliding accident. Driss (Omar Sy) is a man out on parole for robbery, who applies for the…
L'arbre qui chante and the shaving scene get me every time.
The drama is by the numbers but as culture-clash comedies go, this one is raised by charming performances and actually funny dialogue.
"Intocable" es una de mis películas favoritas de todos los tiempos, algo que choca teniendo en cuenta su más que evidente facilidad para conmover, baza que tal vez le ha valido críticas algo infladas.
Sin embargo, soy capaz de ver más allá de sus supuestos defectos. El dúo protagonista puede no ser de lo más verosímil pero... ¿A quien le importa? Esto es una película, no necesitamos agrios realismos que empañen lo que es una fantástica mezcla de humor gamberro y mucho corazón.
Si aceptamos a "Intocables" como lo que realmente es, una unión de personajes que coquetea con la bondad más impensable, entonces seremos capaces de disfrutarla como se merece, sin prejuicios y con una sonrisa en la cara…
"We listened to your classics. Now it's time to listen to mine." [plays Earth Wind & Fire]
This is a boring, by-the-numbers feel-good film that is uplifted slightly by two solid performances and some deft direction. It hits the predictable emotional beats, in predictable ways.
It comes by its humor fairly cheaply, and I tended to roll my eyes more often than I genuinely laughed. I don't find a lesbian bait-and-switch to be particularly funny. A scene of Driss rocking out in a bathtub to the sounds of his Beats by Dr. Dre also failed to tickle my funny-bone. Shaving a Hitler moustache onto a paraplegic man? Well, that one is actually pretty funny.
I suppose the film could be worse,…
A really touching story of an unlikely friendship, lead by an incredibly charismatic actor: Omar Sy.
I expected to hate UNTOUCHABLES; I expected a Gallic RAIN MAN, (and indeed Francois Cluzet looks like a French Dustin Hoffman), or at least something deeply sentimental. When I read it was about a quadriplegic and his friendship with his black carer I practically reached for the sick bucket. I mean here was a film guaranteed to go all out to push every one of our sympathy buttons. I need not have worried; after all, this was not Hollywood but France where they do things a good deal more honestly and Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, (they both wrote it and directed it), have made a movie as good as any I've seen this year. Yes, it does play on…
Want a feel-good movie? Want to laugh and be moved to tears? Want to experience a non-sentimental approach to paraplegia? The answer should be yes. If you are one of those people who say: "I can't watch anything with subtitles"; get over it! This is a movie you should see. Great performances all round.
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I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…