Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Intouchables (2011)
IMDb plot summary: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, and Audrey Fleurot.
Much of the time, inspirational movies based on true stories are really NOT my favorite, but this is a surprisingly engaging film. The characters are what drive it home for me -- they are vivid and likable and feel like real people. The interactions between the two leads are especially entertaining, with a pervading sense of humor that makes the whole movie feel friendly and light. Even when dramatic things happen, they're not particularly worrisome. It's not a particularly weighty screenplay, especially given what I expected, and it's great fun to watch.
Flickchart: #697 out of 2295, below Godzilla and above Signs.