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…
I laughed my ass off. Then I cried. Driss must be protected.
I remember clearly the first time that I sat down to watch The Intouchables, as is often the case with a film you hold particular affection for. Living away from home whilst studying at university, my good friend and housemate asked if I wanted to come and watch this new French film his mum had recommended to him. I was somewhat dubious at its description but as was so often the case, I jumped at the chance to forget about my studies for a while with a welcome distraction.
Despite my initial reservations I ended up absolutely loving it, and over the years my adoration has not waned across multiple rewatches. If I'm ever in need of a film…
charming likeable feelgood film loses one star for being utterly predictable. Enjoyable none the less.
A classic feel good kind of movie about an unusual friendship. The chemistry between the two lead actors is amazing and the supporting characters also work very well in the story. The only thing that I was kind of dissapointed with in the movie was that the story wasn't anything special except for the unusual friendship and that the movie just suddenly ends without a clear ending, at least in my opinion.
One of the best acted movies of the year, and with some great chemistry, but with a lack of a good message or significant depth. I really wanted to love this film, and I did for a good portion of it, but the film just doesn't amount to something great.
After a couple of days of pretty horrifying shit, both in their own unique ways, this really is a good refresher.
This is a terrific feel-good movie. It's really not the best film ever by any means, but God, it just feels good to see this relationship develop. And by the standards of "based on a true story" movies, it's surprisingly well structured. I don't know how many liberties they took with the real events, but a lot of these movies really feel lacking in any and all depth, but that wasn't the case here. It's quite simplistic in its approach, but nonetheless it's there and that's better than I can say for some similar movies I've seen.
Amazing and funny as hell
Really good! Heartwarming! Funny! Are there any flaws? Because if there are, I can't remember. He sells a painting
In no particular order.
IMDB's top 250 list: loved by some, hated by others. Of course you can argue about the order of movies…