Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Intouchables (4.5)


The 2011 french film by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano based on a true story about a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

François Cluzet and Omar Sy were amazing in this film. I mean, beyond amazing. They took hold of their characters to the point that I actually forgot that it wasn't a documentary where these were the actual people but very talented actors. Omar, who played Driss, was fantastic. His character had sucha  wide range of emotions with a deep and complex story backing up his decisions and I thought that Omar portrayed every characteristic with ease. François was just beyond words...playing a quadriplegic can not be easy and yet I had to go on imdb to see if he actually was acting or if he was in a wheel chair. Crazy.

The story is heart-felt, moving, inspirational and at the same time had a surprisingly comical background. I was laughing at a lot of the scenese and felt truly warmer in the heart region after the movie was over. It has been awhile, maybe since Beginners that I have seen such a solid drama about people that moved me in ways that makes me love cinema all over again.

Watch this.

There really isn't more I can say about it.

Only complaint: I watch a lot of foreign films and never mind subtitles (prefer it over dubs) but I found that during some fast paced scenes that I couldn't read fast enough and lost out on some ends of conversations. Only thing I disliked about this movie and it really has nothing to do with the film itself.



  1. This was my favorite film (so far) of 2011. Nice review.


    1. Absolutely. The more time that goes by since this movie was released the more I appreciate it. Such an amazing film.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. So nice. I can't find one like this.


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