This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
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…
A simple yet inspiring film about an unlikely friendship. And perhaps the most enjoyable French film I've seen so far.
This like a feel good made for TV movie but done extremely well.
Film #13 of Scavenger Hunt Mini #1
Task #8: A film with the highest rating on IMDB that you have not yet seen.
Omar Sy is wonderful to watch in this. The whole film just radiates enjoyment, hilarity, and saccharine. While it isn't without it's more downbeat moments, it manages to make you feel good no matter what and stay true to the characters it presents. I don't think it's as good as it's IMDB rating or even Letterboxd rating would suggest, but it's definitely a cut above other films that seek to manipulate and toy with your emotional response. I had a fun time watching this and think it's the kind of movie that will always be able to lift your spirits.
Almost cried and laughed at the same time
Dirigido pela dupla Eric Toledano (Samba, 2014) e Olivier Nakache (Samba, 2014), a obra é baseada em uma história real e e no livro dessa história. Um filme espetacular, muito bem escrito e dirigido, que consegue mostrar com originalidade o tão clichê choque cultural que rende inúmeras obras todos os anos. Aliás, além da direção e roteiro, outro ponto que torna a obra única são as atuação, com certeza!! Personagens bem escritos e representados por excelentes atores muito bem dirigidos! Esse parece ser o maior trunfo do filme! Destaque para os dois protagonistas, o incrível e seguro François Cluzet (Tell No One, 2006) e o absurdamente simpático e contagiante Omar Sy (Jurassic World, 2015) que estão excepcionais em seus respectivos…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The story is based on real facts, which makes it even more interesting, this relates the life of two people, one is a young hopeless man, which only seeks to get a signature to prove that he was rejected in his search for work, and the other person seeks a worker who helps him in his daily needs since he has a disease that does not allow him to move the 80% of his body; throughout the film we can see how the characters help each other and start to change their way of thinking about them, together, they are the support and the reason to go forward
beim ersten mal noch ein berührender film, nach dem gefühlt 77. mal leider einfach langweilig
aber dafür kann der film ja nichts
ist eigentlich, so ganz neutral betrachtet, echt ganz schön
Encontrar hermosa música en una película es de mis cosas favoritas.
Hermosa, encantadora, mi mamá la encontró para mí.
Since when was this not an American film starring Dustin Hoffman?
The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts…
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…