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The intouchables

The intouchables

DVD - 2013 | French
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An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust, and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker, The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2013
Call Number: FRENCH DVD F INTO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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empbee
May 12, 2021

A lovely, heart warming story with excellent actors.

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atfrancis
May 04, 2021

A most beautiful, moving, spirit lifting movie. Based on a true story, these two men light up the screen with humor, angst and overwhelming love and compassion. Omar Sy's smile is electric and he is exquisite to watch in this role. Francois Cluzet could not be more perfect as the eccentric paraplegic. Don't pass this one by.
French with English subtitles.

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JLMason
Apr 25, 2021

Only the French could make a feel-good, corny movie with so much class (i.e. compare it to the Hollywood version, The Upside). Warm and extremely funny with stellar performances by the two leads, it deals directly with the issues of being a quadriplegic without being maudlin. (Of course it helps to be a billionaire.) Look for the charismatic Omar Sy in Netflix's recent, excellent Lupin series.

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andreabilyeu
Mar 28, 2021

This is a great movie, based on a true story, it has humor but also really sticks with you.

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WittyPenguin
Feb 26, 2021

A perfectly charming film about the most unlikely friendship one might imagine. This goes to show just how people are the same, no matter their background or circumstance.

Recommended.

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Nursebob
Feb 04, 2021

Based on the real life friendship which developed between quadriplegic multi-millionaire Philippe and his male caregiver Abdell, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s bromance comedy is a winning mix of genuinely moving moments and Odd Couple clichés. Cultured in the finer things in life Philippe (François Cluzet showing amazing range despite being immobilized throughout) takes a chance on hiring bad boy from the hood, Driss (Omar Sy channeling Eddie Murphy) despite the latter’s lack of training and multiple misgivings. Under Driss' tutelage Chopin, fine wine, and physiotherapists are soon augmented by rolled joints, hookers, and Kool & The Gang as Phillipe discovers he’s capable of far more than he thought possible and Driss finally learns to care about someone other than himself. Predictable from start to finish and hitting all the expected emotional notes, the directors have nevertheless produced something of a rarity in cinema: a story about disability that flows with empathy and humour without being smarmy or patronizing. Cluzet provides the perfect straight man to Sy’s grinning schtick and neither the handicapped card nor the race card—the real life Sellou was Algerian, Driss is Senegalese—are played (thank gawd!) thus allowing the directors to simply show love and respect developing naturally between their unlikely protagonists without the need for sermons. A guaranteed heart-warmer written for adults.

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sparklep1
Sep 27, 2020

Wonderful.

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bdehler
Feb 14, 2020

Great movie,,very funny and a true story

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Courier2003
Dec 07, 2019

I watched the American version and learned through the reviews there was an earlier French version. Did some reversals due to sub titles. Interesting true story.

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LoriVirginia
Jul 05, 2019

One of my all-time favourite movies. I always forget that I am reading subtitles. Based on a true story, the movie is inspiring about overcoming obstacles, friendship, possibilities, and transforming lives. Very funny, too....I laughed aloud in parts! Superb acting.

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kpelish
May 13, 2018

Other: Prostitution is portrayed as normal, as is marijuana use. There is, however, a strong scene where the older brother ensures his younger brother gets pulled out of trafficking cocaine.

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SonshineK23
Nov 19, 2014

Other: Movie is in French with English Subtitles

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Monolith
Oct 21, 2013

(Phillipe is dictating a letter to Magalie, to his penpal, Eléonore) Phillipe: "Her shining eyes are made of charming minerals, and in this strange, symbolic world..." Magalie: "And in this strange... symbolic... world..." Driss: "F*cking boring!" Phillipe: "...where the inviolate angel and ancient sphinx..." Magalie: "Is that with an 'i' or a 'y'?" Driss: "This is killing my mind." Phillipe: "'Sphinx' is with an 'i'." Driss: "Why bother with this crap? Sphinxes, daisies, angels... You'd go for this stuff?" Magalie: "True, one could be more direct. ..."And ancient sphinx..." Go on." Driss: "What's she look like?" Phillipe: "I don't know. That's not what matters. It's intellectual and emotional, not physical. I want a mind-to-mind relationship." Driss: "If she's a troll, it'll be mind-to-troll!"

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