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…
The Intouchables is a funny movie that takes away the dramatic sides
Como obra, sua principal virtude é tratar temas densos e dramáticos de forma despretensiosa, leve e inacreditavelmente divertida. Quebrar o gelo e assumir o que costuma ser considerado politicamente incorreto é louvável! Uma grande história, contada através de boas atuações.
Mas como filme, não passa de uma comédia dramática enlatada, com cenas demagógicas e tolas. Algumas coisas incomodam, como a espetacularização de Driss na última meia hora do filme, que é desnecessária e não convence.
Seu roteiro, mesmo baseado em um história real, não é original:
Um dupla formada por pessoas completamente opostas e que descobrem o lado bom da vida nas diferenças do parceiro.
Toy Story, Máquina Mortífera, 48 horas, Thelma & Louise, Antes de Partir… e por aí vai!
P.S.: Alguém me explica o porquê da existência da filha adotiva de Philippe na história? Que personagem mal desenvolvida! Ignorada pelo pai e pelo roteiro. Conceitual, produção?
Nem vou comentar sobre a femme fatale ruiva para não ficar mais chato.
Watched it the next day with my mom and brother as they hadn't seen it :3
Overly sentimental, but a good bromance movie.
Η πιο όμορφη και πιο τρυφερή ταινία που φτιάχτηκε ποτέ για την ανδρική φιλία.Ο Driss του Omar Sy είναι από τους καλύτερους χαρακτήρες στην ιστορία της κινηματογραφικής κωμωδίας και η χημεία του με τον Philippe του Francois Cluzet είναι πραγματικά το κάτι άλλο.Το Intouchables ήρθε από εκεί που δεν το περίμενα και μπήκε στην λίστα με τις αγαπημένες μου ταινίες γιατί πραγματικά με άγγιξε.Μπορεί να μην υπήρχε η στιγμή που να πέθανα στα γέλια αλλά ήμουν όλη την ώρα με ένα χαμόγελο και αυτό αρκεί!!
This film is so beautiful, funny and refreshing. Definitely above the average.
The story of a friendship between a rich handicapped guy and his carer that only really came to the job interview to get his benefit! The carer comes from the poorer end of town and is given the chance to turn his life around but does it in his own way and in doing so breathes new life into a man whose become nigh on recluse. Hilarious - because of the good bad taste jokes, and touching at the same time.
Drinking Game: Driss smoking in a scene - he is a chimney!
Bottom Line: Genuinely laugh out loud - and for a French uplifting story about a guy in a wheelchair - it doesn't sound like it should be. I'd place this along with The Sessions as great films that show the character and not the disability.
This movie avoids clichés and allows to have a lot of laughs despite a very depressing subject. Omar Sy is excellent, his interpretation is very on point. He makes the audience laugh but is also great in serious moments. Without François Cluzet, this movie would be nothing because he plays a really great paraplegic and his chemistry with Omar is surprising but works 100%. It's the kind of movie where everything seems to click : scenario, dialogues, directing, great surprise.
I really can't see why this film got such an overwhelmingly positive reviews. It's absolutely a decent picture, but really nothing more than that. You watch it and just move on. Nothing special in my opinion.
- 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…