The Intouchables (2011) Movie Review

The Intouchables (2011) Movie Review - Quick Movie Reviews by Haris

A drama and a heartwarming laugh out loud comedy about the real-life friendship of François Cluzet’s quadriplegic millionare Phillippe and Omar Sy’s character Driss who lives in the poor neighbourhood in Paris. So, Philippe is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer. Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is looking for a job so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe offers Driss a trial period of caring for him for one month and then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. And from there on out, we see one of the best friendships ever put to screen. They play off each other so well, you get the feeling that the movie is almost improvised. You don’t get the feeling that it’s scripted. You get the feeling that they’re actually friends. That’s how believable their friendship is and that’s how good this script is. This is a movie to watch if you’re feeling sad. It will change your mood drastically after watching it. I guarantee you that. Now, if you ask me, the american remake of this movie The upside (2017) starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman isn’t actually that bad, it’s totally watchable, but, there’s just something special about this version of the movie.