Thursday, August 29, 2013
Intouchables- starring Omar Sy and Francois Cluzet. It tells the story of Fracois' character Philippe bound to a wheel chair hiring a caregiver for his day to day needs. Omar's character Driss a petty criminal interviews for the job to get gov't benefits only to be hired instead. The pair get to know each other as Driss learns the ropes of his job. Driss' hard exterior eventually sheds and the two become great friends. The two help each other heal from their life wounds and together they experience new things for the first time. Well acted by both leads and after you get through the first 20 minutes or so of the film that almost seems far out of place the movie then moves well with humor and emotion. What a well told story. I laughed a lot and almost cried. I even want to watch it again soon. Go get your foreign film on.