When I read the description of this heartwarming story about a wealthy, quadriplegic who hires an ex-con to be his caretaker, resulting in an “unlikely duo” I thought to myself, “Well that sounds awful.”
But…it was foreign and based on a true story and it had a 75% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 93% from audiences (you can’t ignore those kind of numbers) so I gave it a go. I discovered that the Intouchables is easily one of the funniest, well-executed, and yes, heart-warming movies I have ever seen.
I’m a big fan of quick, slightly-snarky, semi-irreverent dialogue and this movie has it in spades.
Driss (the caretaker): Listen to this.
Driss: Where can you find a tetraplegic?
Philippe: Where can you..I don’t know.
Driss: Where you left him.
By the way, the Intouchables is the second most successful movie of all time in France.
This movie is rated “R” for language, sexuality, and drugs.