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.
This film has heartwarming and feel good coming out of its ass!
Intouchables was the highest rated film on Letterboxd for 2012. It definitely isn't my number one, but I can agree it's one of the years best. The performances are wonderful and the story is heartwarming and surprisingly funny. If you need a feel good movie this is a great choice.
Everything about this movie is sweet and wonderful. It's funny, too.
Intouchables is probably one of the best French movies of the last few years. It’s not hard to see why it raised such a tremendous furor in Europe, and now it’s creating an even bigger fan base for itself in the United States. It’s so utterly pleasurable and heart-warming. Don’t look at it as a foreign feature, though, or you will miss ale the excitement. It’s a movie simply made for the viewers to love and remember. Films like this one don’t come out too often these days, so just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Intouchables presents a truly touching story about an unlikely friendship between an older, extremely rich, but severely paralyzed white man and a black man,…
A great buddy movie with a disabled old white man with a fresh young black man. The acting is good, the humor is silly and amazing without ever been crude or disgusting. The actors all do well. Though there are some subplots that I just don't understand the addition of.
While I can understand that the learning is supposed to go both ways, I feel that Driss painting the culture that he learned from Philippe was a bit lackluster. My impression was that he sold the painting because of Philippe rather than being interesting itself. Maybe I just don't understand modern art.
But I felt the entire movie was a Driving Miss Daisy with people in France in a modern…
I really enjoyed this one! Effectively capturing the touching relationship two unlikely people. It effectively captures the camadrie and friendship of both the protagonist as well as the more touching parts of their relationship.
Great direction coupled with some great and breath taking imagery and a light and breezy and plotting makes this a winner for me! Good stuff.
"We listened to your classics. Now it's time to listen to mine."
When we were watching this, my parents said that heaps of their friends hadn't heard of it, let alone seen it. This is certainly true, I haven't found many people outside of particular groups that have heard of it, even though it grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. It's the blockbuster that no one's heard of.
The Intouchables is one of the most surprising successes of last year. Who knew that a French buddy film would end up being as wildly successful as this? It's almost like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in that you look back at it now and think "I wonder why people loved…
This is an absolute cracker. Funny, touching, heartwarming - even for someone that doesn't like that kind of thing. Don't be put off by the poster on here. It is an absolute essential watch.
Intouchables is simply an excellent film. Is the concept of two unlikely friends meeting to form an unbreakable bond unique in and of itself? No, of course not. It's been done before, and seemingly to death. But this film manages to inject life into this formula by featuring such incredibly unique characters.
Philipe is an absolutely standout case of a perfectly done film character. He's a quadriplegic with no handicap, someone who, despite losing the ability of essentially his entire body, I never once felt pity or sorrow for.
The humour is excellent, and I was laughing out loud for the majority of the film. Can some jokes come off as a tad insensitive, rough, or potentially racist? Yes, but…
Mindenki agyon dicséri, pedig szerintem harmatgyenge.
One man fighting to find his place in the world and another just trying to live everyday, create an odd but outstanding duo in a XXI century Paris. Intouchables could easily slide to a political correctness and cliché scrip, but instead it focus on the human dimension of the characters, and this dramatic comedy becomes an epic testimony to humanity.