The Intouchables

A jobless Senegalese man (Omar Sy) applies for a caregiver position for Philippe, a wealthy quadriplegic (Francois Cluzet). He is hired and brings Philippe a reinvigorated appreciation for living.  As improbable as the plot line may be, the movie is feel-good medicine for a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  It is light, warm-hearted and funny.  Omar Sy steals the show.  The movie was a smashing success in France.  Critics’ Reviews: Andrew O’Hehir (Salon), Roger Ebert (Sun-Times), Rex Reed (NY Observer).  DK Grade: * * * * *


The Intouchables @ Amazon.  (Note: this is a French flick with subtitles.)

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  1. I heartily agree – my husband and I watched it with some neighbors last weekend, and we all gave it good reviews.

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  2. Awww…that looks like a movie I’ll like. Thanks David. 🙂

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  3. Sounds like my kind of movie.

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  4. Loved it too!

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  5. Loved it too. Watch it before the Hollywood remake comes out (it’s already announced). Hollywood has a poor track record when remaking good French movies.

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  6. Such a coincidence.my boyfriend just borrowed that movie from his friend! Looking forward to watching it 🙂

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  7. It’s a most inspiring,light yet deep movie which I have seen about a month ago…It touches you to the core. So impressive, I thought quite a while about it after that

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  8. Well, I know what we’re watching this weekend! 🙂

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  9. Thanks, Micheline

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  10. Funny that you find the plot line improbably when it is actually a true story! At the end of the movie you can even see the real people to whom this happened. And yes, I do agree with previous comment that the US remaking French movies is deplorable, they just completely go over the top with everything, remove anything to ‘uncomfortable’ or challenging for viewers and snuff the spirit right out of the original movie.

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    • Good point. I think what I meant was the story as depicted was a bit too tidy, as some might say…lot of polish, with just a few scuffs. Loved the movie nonetheless. Thanks Segolene.

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  11. Have seen it but it looks great. It’s on the list with others.

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  12. This looks wonderful. I saw a still photo of the mustache scene and thought the actor (Francois Cluzet) was Dustin Hoffmann!

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  13. If I can cry at the trailer and the summary, then I’m sunk. A must-see (with a Kleenex box close at hand).

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  14. Barneysday says:

    We watched this last night. One of the most touching, wonderful movies we’ve seen in a very long time. Thank you for sharing it and bringing to our attention.

    Have a great Sunday!

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  15. Can’t wait to see it. I hope it comes here. Or is it on DVD?

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  16. I must have missed the release, but after seeing the trailer and reading the comments, it’s high up on my “To Watch” list. Thanks for sharing it!

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