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...
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.…
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…
This wonderful comedy is uplifting and funny in all the right ways, while also managing to be an important drama at the same time. The piano score all the way through gives the film a wonderful feel, and keeps the film grounded. The acting of François Cluzet and Omar Sy is top notch, and the chemistry between them is a joy to watch. The fact that this was based on a true story of an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver after he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident only makes it even more interesting. The direction of this film is wonderful, and this is possibly the best French film I have ever seen. I would recommend this film to absolutely anyone, to some I imagine this is over-sentimental, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire of this film.
Touching film, loosely based on a true story.
Some decent laughs as well.
Some funny moments.
Åh, fryd!!! Hvilken vidunderlig og fantastisk film! Fremragende spillet af François Cluzet og Omar Sy som filmens umage makkerpar. Historien er smuk og morsom, og den leverer relevante budskaber om handicaps, fordomme, social status, usandsynligt venskab og det at føle sig misforstået. Filmen lader en hel masse svære tabuer glide ned med latter og selvironi, og filmen er spændende og interessant hele vejen igenne. "Intouchables" er helt fortjent rangeret som en af de bedste i verden på IMDb, og den er også et absolut must-see, som vil bevæge og begejstre enhver.
Nun zum zweiten Mal gesehen. Viel muss man zu dem Film eigentlich auch nicht sagen - einfach ein sehr schönes Stück französisches Kino mit zwei ausgezeichneten Darstellern und einem tollen Score.
What a great movie! I had no idea what I was in for here, but The Intouchables was a thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience. This French production was easily the funniest and most heartfelt film I've seen in a while. Terrific acting, especially the chemistry between the main characters. Based upon a real story, this taps into the clash of the classes with humour and sensitivity. And barriers fall very easily.
Driss is an ex-con who lands a job as live-in caregiver for fabulously wealthy quadriplegic Philippe. Driss has his own family issues, but leaves them behind as he is enfolded into Philippe's privileged world. Driss gets some culture and Philippe gets a taste of the wild side. Driss learns to tame his impulses and Phil lives vicariously through Driss's antics.
Excellent in every way, this is a movie for anyone with the patience to read subtitles. An absolute pleasure to watch this unlikely friendship blossom.
Ótimo filme, bons atores, ótima história, tem suas cenas engraçadas, recomendo assistir
"Now let me take care of it."
"The Intouchables" made me so happy and is possibly my favorite "true story" movie ever. It was full of drama and happiness, all on a very realistic level. The characters were relatable despite their extreme backgrounds and the story never had a dull moment. After seeing Birdman this was an excellent follow up as I loved it for exactly the opposite reasons. The story was simple. The characters were likable. The humor was brilliantly executed. It was all around just a good drama. I don't have a lot to say about it except that I highly recommend it if you're looking for a movie that doesn't require a lot of thought but still manages to keep you engaged and loving the characters all throughout.
Sentence: My true disability is not having to be in a wheel chair... it's not being able to speak french, so i have to read subtitles. =P
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Hard Boiled
- Leon: The Professional
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
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- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- The Dark Knight
- Pulp Fiction
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
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