262. The Intouchables (2011)

8.3 Hilarious and heartfelt
  • Acting 8.5
  • Directing 8.2
  • Story 8.3
  • User Ratings (1 Votes) 10

Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny

Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

Running Time: 112 mins

The Intouchables is a French film based on a true story about a rich man who, after a paragliding accident, became a quadriplegic, and he takes in a young man from the Paris projects to be his carer, and the two form an unlikely friendship.

This was a very interesting film. It had a great blend of absolutely hilarious comedy, and a very fascinating and heartwarming story, so it was definitely a great pleasure to watch.

One of the odd things about watching this film is that you become stuck in two minds as to the overall atmosphere of the story. For what may seem like a very dramatic and serious story, this film has a very comic and farcical feel to it, making it a very strange experience to watch, but still very enjoyable.

Also, this film has one of the most original stories I have ever seen. Of course, picked out from real life, it was given to be fascinating, but the way in which this film was presented was so appealing, made to be both funny and intriguing, and that was a breath of fresh air for me.

Overall, I’ll give this an 8.3 because it was both a fascinating and hilarious film to watch, as well as being very original and uplifting in my opinion.


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