"The Intouchables" is an amazing foreign film that shows how some of our greatest gifts can come from the most unexpected of places.
The film stars Francis Cluzet as Phillipe, a wealthy quadriplegic man whose in need of a caregiver and Omar Sy as Driss, a troubled man in search of a purpose.
The unlikely pair end up meeting when Driss, half-heartedly participates in an interview for a position to be Phillipe's live-in caregiver. As the two begin to explore each other's minds, it becomes evident that their outward differences don't compare to their common interests. "The Intouchables" speaks from
common interests. "The Intouchables" speaks from the heart, so the question is what will it say to you?
The film was inspired by the unique relationship of two real-life individuals named Abdell Sellou and Phillipe Borgo who formed a similar bond and are still friends to this very day. Quality film here, in case you were still skeptical. "The Intouchables" takes the viewer through a sea of laughs, tears and some of the struggles that we all experience in different forms throughout our life. There are moments of self-doubt, affirmation, happiness and pride to name a few of the emotions that shape this well-rounded presentation.
The dynamics between the two actors was comical which lightened the mood when the story began to show some of the difficulties that Phillipe often experiences from time to time. You can't help, but to identify with elements in these characters a lot of us possess within. That spirit of not giving up when the chips are down or the determination to prove to your family that you can stand on your own two feet. Sy's character, Driss has a lot on his shoulders, he must be the foundation for his mother's overcrowded apartment filled with his younger siblings. Phillipe is a man who has loved and lost, but has the zest to live again, both extraordinary characters.
There are a few moments in "The Intouchables" when the laughs fly around the room and you find yourself rolling on the floor with the characters. Especially at Phillipe's birthday party, funny scene to watch! This film is one that you will have to watch with sub-titles, unless you speak French and if you do can you help us out with a few words.(lol) I will say that the intro of the film kicks the movie off to a roaring start which sets the tone for an incredible finish. Unhinged Reviews recommends this film for those that enjoy Quality films which are worthy of discussing at your next social or weekend get-together.
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