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 film is made great because of the chemistry of its two leads. Scenes that don't feature these two together are simply not convincing, funny, or worth paying attention to.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie is so strong. I have seen it more than once but the first time was absolutely the best. It makes you sad and joyful at the same time. The two main characters develop af fantastic friendship and they just play their parts so damn well. As a spectator you really feel the emotions being displayed in a subtle manner throughout the film.
Haters might say it is a bit too 'feel good' but I really love it. In my humble opinion, it is not just happy go lucky - there is dark stuff along the way, too.
It is an absolutely must-watch.
Intouchables is the endearing story of a young, unambitious man named Driss (Omar Sy) who becomes the carer to a quadriplegic aristocrat named Phillipe(François Cluzet) . The film is based on a true story, a story that is beautiful and heart-warming.
Firstly, I will note that I have never been a fan of foreign films, this being the first that I have actually really enjoyed. I had always found the acting ability gets lost in translation, as without comprehension of tone or full emotion we lose what is effectively a sense in the experience that is cinema. Here is a great exception though, with brilliant acting all round this story becomes one with which we can empathize and understand.
One of those films that walks the fine line between pleasantly sentimental and mawkish, but does so so deftly that it hardly matters that you can feel your emotions being manipulated as each frame passes. Just very sad, very sweet and very heartwarming.
What makes a life worth living, health, wealth, beauty, love, joy? A heartwarming and highly entertaining albeit slightly formulaic "fish out of water" situation for both the main characters who are both extremely likable. Good performances as well from all of the supporting cast. This is about as "mainstream Hollywood" as a french film gets.
Comedia light que maneja bastante bien sus temas (mayormente el de la solidaridad con discapacitados). Es otra de esas sobre una pareja dispareja (un cuadripléjico rico contrata a senegalés de suburbia, por alguna razón, para que lo cuide). Pero ésta está basada en una historia real, y medio que me convenció del vínculo que se forma entre ambos y de por qué se necesitan uno al otro. Pero no se preocupen, no es un dramón humano, la peli arranca con una persecución policial (?) para demostrar que es cool, y además tiene bastante humor (aunque la mitad son chistontos), pero mayormente viene a relajar toda esa cuestión de la discapacidad y la solidaridad (Driss en algunos momentos le va a…
Increíble película francesa. Conmovedora y divertida, la disfruté mucho viéndola.
Great feelgood movie. Warmly recommended.
- 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
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…