Excerpt: François Cluzet as Philippe Omar Sy as Driss Anne Le Ny as Yvonne Audrey Fleurot as Magalie Clotilde Mollet as Marcelle Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi as Elisa Directed by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano I try to make sure and watch as many foreign films as possible and when I heard the buzz surrounding The Intouchables I made sure to watch it when it arrived on Blu-ray last week.
Summary: "The Intouchables". 6 of us have now seen this movie, though there were only 4 of us present yesterday. It is a genuinely heart-warming comedy based on the true story of a quadriplegic millionaire and the street-smart ex-con who ends up as his carer. Some of their interactions are priceless. Turns out that this is the second-biggest box-office success in French cinema history -- no surprise there! Superb acting by the 2 key players. 4.5 stars.
Summary: The Intouchables First time I've paid for a film in ages, and couldn't of picked a better movie! Fantastic film, acting, scenes, comedic relief, everything worked reall well together. It is a film-festival sorta feature, like 'Notebook' with a hint of 'Truman show' mixed with realism of 'Ruby Sparks' and pretty much anything Woody Allen (but better).
Summary: I absolutely loved this film. It was truly good for my sout. I almost t never laugth at TV or movies but I laughed unashamedly till my jaw ached during the Intouchables. If I had told hubbie beforehand it was a sub-ttitled movie about a quadraplegic he would never have come with me but he too, totally enjoyed it and we lefl the theatrure both feeling the closeness of a shared emotional 'high'. We were still smiling at breakfast this morning!