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…
Brilliant. Loved it. A film that made me laugh out loud, continuously. Such a good natured, funnily enough, a feel good film. Rude jokes, but not rude in the context. Makes one think of all the little pleasures in life. Like Faberge eggs, earlobes, skydiving, private jets and..... MASERATI!!
(Rewatched in French class)
Like The King's Speech but less known and a lot better.
Predictable but funny.
Was expecting some kind of dismal setting for a full hour of heart-rending frames. Didn't get anything of that.
Cluzet and Sy have such a warm chemistry that lends itself to this charmingly sweet movie.
Sweet and saccharine, void of almost any drama, but it was a nice way to spend a Saturday morning.
Omar Sy's performance reminded me a lot of Antoine-Olivier Pilon from Mommy; both really loud and obnoxious characters, with an endearing quality that makes their personality a little less grating, and they both speak French.
A bit schmaltzy, but also really well shot and the two leads have some really great chemistry. I've no idea what it's doing in IMDB's top 50, but it's an enjoyable enough film.
Heartwarming and well done, but doesn't feel all that original.
The top 100 narrative feature films of this current decade with the highest average ratings.
No miniseries, documentaries, short films,…
but does making this list nullify the unexpectedness? a paradox for the ages