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.
"...a tasty bonbon spiked with mirth but light on malice."--Rolling Stone
"...a pleasant buddy picture."--Entertainment Weekly
"You will laugh; you will cry; you will cringe."--New York Times
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia, 2013
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN INT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 23, 2018

Although I don’t speak French fluently, I still found this movie to be an absolutely heartwarming and inspiring film. Through subtitles, I was able to clearly see what the producers were trying to showcase; the fact that differences, which are significant in this case, cannot stop an incredibly strong bond and relationship from forming between 2 people who have little to nothing in common. The storyline itself was extremely moving and well-written and the producers explored a wide range of appropriate content for mature audiences. Not only did the producers provide first-hand and second-hand perspectives of what it’s like to be handicapped and/or be a caregiver for those who are handicapped, but they included countless details that haven’t been discussed or disclosed in depth in most movies with a similar plot. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed watching this emotion-packed film and I’d definitely recommend it to mature audiences looking for a comedic approach to disclosing the personal aspects of a sensitive topic. @BiggerPictureReviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library.

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kpelish
May 13, 2018

Both an enjoyable romp as two cultures meet, clash, and find common areas, plus insight into how someone in a wheelchair chooses to pursue a real life--or not. This is based on a true story.

LPL_TriciaK Mar 23, 2018

I watched this film with my Mom ( in her 80's) and my 4 sisters, and we all absolutely loved it. An affecting, authentic film about two men from completely different worlds developing a meaningful relationship with one another. Some themes in common with "Me Before You", but I gotta say this French film outshines its counterpart. Nominated in 2013 for the Golden Globe Best Foreign Film (lost to "Amour"); winner/nominee for many indie and major film awards.

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val1
Jan 10, 2018

I really, really loved this movie! The unlikely friendship that grows between these two is wonderful and a joy to see! I agree with the comments below...I think everyone should see this! It is that good!

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dirtbag
Nov 25, 2017

Loved this movie. I wish everyone would watch it.

LibrarianShelbi Oct 17, 2017

If you only watch one foreign film in your life. Watch this one!

Culture-clash comedy blends with heart-tugging true-life drama in this French box-office hit. François Cluzet is Philippe, a wealthy man left paralyzed from the neck down after an accident. Interviewing worthy types for the job of carer, Philippe is struck by Driss, a street-smart criminal who’s merely applying in order to receive benefits. Admiring his irreverence, Philippe hires Driss and moves him into his palatial home. Bonding ensues, amid many raised eyebrows.

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gnomenut
Sep 05, 2017

A charming, funny, completely entertaining film. Knowing in advance that it's based on a true story is important, because the story might otherwise seem too improbable. Well-acted in addition.

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HaveCompassion
Sep 04, 2017

Based on a true story, which makes this such an enjoyable uplifting movie to watch, the story and characters are superbly written; with humor and compassion all backed in one, a rare find in today's movies. A movie worth watching again.

sarashmin Aug 28, 2017

2 hours of pure bliss! A must see!

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poodlegirl
Jun 08, 2017

Probably the best foreign film I've ever seen. I watched it twice in three days! I've recommended it to a lot of people and they all loved it. GREAT MOVIE!!! Omar Sy also starred in the Academy Award best picture winner, Moonlight. GREAT actor(s).

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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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