I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
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.
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…
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.
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…
Warning! This movie is emotionally manipulative and sketches stereotypical portraits of the people in it that border on racism. Also, it is a very fine feel-good comedy that effectively touches the sweet spot in one’s heart whilst simultaneously curling your lips into a smile. In other words, cut the guys in and around this movie some slack already. François Cluzet puts down an admirable performance - as it is not easy to impersonate a role without using the full extent of your body - and the chemistry between him and Omar Sy is pretty much flawless. I think that the French directors duo knew that they weren’t going to pull off the greatest drama in the history of film more…
Based on a true story, The Intouchables (2011 – Nakache, Toledano) is a French comedy-drama buddy flick about the bond between an extremely wealthy quadriplegic man named Philippe (François Cluzet) and the unambitious, streetwise Driss (Omar Sy) whom he pulls out of welfare to be his caregiver.
It’s a familiar set-up, but for a film about a poor black guy and a rich white disabled guy it’s surprising that The Intouchables makes little effort to force a moral point. It dances around all the obvious clichés and tropes, and is a much better film for it. In the same way that Philippe enlists Driss because of his lack of pity, the absence of a preachy undertone is what makes The…
Eine Kombination aus Buddy-Movie und "Fish out of water"-Geschichte, die dem Genre nichts hinzufügt. Das Ergebnis ist ziemlich belanglos. Ich kann verstehen, wieso der Film so ein enormer Erfolg war, aber respektieren kann ich es nicht.
This saved a room full of crying girls from going to sleep completely devastated.
Prachtige feelgood-movie van Franse makelij.
im so emotional about this film don't talk to me.
The conflict in the film ( or perhaps, lack thereof) hurts the movie but if you fall into its charms you will enjoy yourself a lot.
Implausible and sometimes a tad bit contrived, but the quintessential pick-me-up film.
No doubt overrating this one, but it's been a while since I've smiled and laughed all throughout one movie.
Wealthy quadriplegic Philippe needs an assistant to help him with all the functions of daily life.
Immigrant, ex-con Driss needs a signature on his application to fulfill unemployment requirements.
Philippe hires Driss because the regular applicants are missing one important quality and the lives of both men are changed.
This sounds like a predictable enough plot except it is played as a sympathetic comedy. Philipe doesn't want pity. Driss has irrepressible honesty and humor that changes the dynamic of many scenes from what we expect to see. They make each other laugh. They enrich each other's lives. They broaden each other's worlds.
It is based on a true story. The original Philippe turned down several movie offers until these filmmakers…
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on January 18th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…