Movies where white people step in to solve racism once and for all, or show just how good they really…
Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own.
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.
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.
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...
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…
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.…
Delightfully heartwarming, genuinely touching & brimming with endless warmth, The Intouchables is an affectionately crafted, sensibly narrated & outstandingly performed cinema that's full of love, life & laughter and is an exquisite blend of drama & comedy that celebrates life plus the little joys & pleasures that abound around us at all times, if only we cared to look from a different perspective.
Based on a true story, The Intouchables is a tale of friendship, humanity, disability, social divide & beauty of life itself that follows two entirely different people. First is Philippe, a wealthy aristocrat who became a quadriplegic following a paragliding accident. Second is Driss, a young man who's hired as Philippe's caretaker despite his inexperience and with his jovial & carefree nature, alters his…
If you haven't seen this yet because of suspicions based on its reception--watch it; it's wrenchingly charming.
A simple story of two people from opposite ends of the social hierarchy, that have the slightest effect on each other's lives, but leave a big mark. The film is superbly written, allowing the audience the exact amount of knowledge of each character to understand where they're coming from, and why they're the way they are. It's a light hearted tale of morals and standards, and breaking the mould for some who are set in their ways.
It's surprisingly funny throughout aswell. What I've mentioned above sounds heavy and intense, but the film is far from that. It focuses on the joy two people can get from each other, as the two slowly begin to form a strong friendship, that…
Mostly viewed this so I can understand what all the hubbub was about when it was released in Europe back in 2011. What I found is a pretty thoroughly bland and inoffensive film with a star-making performance from Omar Sy. You could do far, far worse.
Not a great film but it has its moments. It took me a while to like both main characters, but the fact it's based on a true story helped a lot.
A must watch. Don't be put off by the subtitles!
Νομιζω λιγο υπερεκτιμημενη ταινια, απο αυτα που εχω ακουσει τουλαχιστον. Καλη ηταν, ειχε την πλακα της, αλλα δε θα την προτεινα δεξια κι αριστερα κιολας.
One of those ingenious movies that will nevet get bored. Is it because it's in French and I forget to read the subtitles (even though my French is very poor), but every time I see it, I discover something new :)
Another brilliant movie I never miss on TV, but who knows whether I'd ever put it on DVD :) Yes, I know, it's such an overused statement.
This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
If you're not me, then you're unqualified to hold opinions on the following movies. So please stop. Thank you.