A wealthy, widowed quadraplegic hires a young, good-humored, black Muslim from the projects as his caretaker. Their bond proves the power and omniscience that love and friendship can hold over all social and economic differences.
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A wealthy paraplegic hires a charismatic Senegalese immigrant off the street to be his caretaker, and is given a new lease on life through his unique and spirited outlook. Utterly beguiling without being schmaltzy, THE INTOUCHABLES is a compelling look at an unusual friendship that is both funny and touching. Never takes itself too seriously, and emerges a triumphant work.
Uplifting, charming film marvelously captured through excellent cinematography grasping the essence of the French cityscape... all accentuated by a beautifully memorable original soundtrack... Cluzet and Sy really hit out of the park... awe-inspiring and heartbreaking all at the same time... It isn't often I walk out the cinema feeling invigorated with a sort of new found passion for life. This film did that for me.
An outstanding and unpretentious movie about the way friendship can be found anywhere at anytime.
The Intouchables' comedy is a great example how things can be made without forcing anything on it - it seems genuine, honest, true. The story is not the most original of all time but does not make it less inventive, on the contrary.
Omar Sy character is simply superb.
A very strong 4.
Divided by a window, two staggeringly different men smile to each other, conveying at once the overwhelming joy of a genuine human connection. Review: http://aestheticsofthemind.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/intouchables-toledano-nakache-2011/
Wonderful and whimsical, touching and heartwarming. If you have a hard time with movies that fit this description stay away from this one. If you however like those kinds of things you are in for a real cinematic treat. I really enjoyed this movie despite some of the generic beats and paths taken by the script and direction. Both Cluzet and Sy are marvellous in their roles and the supporting cast is spot on. Watch!!!