Rated R · 112 minutes · 2012

Comedy drama
Despite their different lots in life, Philippe (François Cluzet) sees much that he admires in Driss (Omar Sy). Philippe is too rich to even know what he’s worth, while Driss has never had a peaceful day in his life, probably—he’s dirt-poor, a refugee from Northern Africa. The elder Frenchman is confined to a wheelchair as a result of an accident, so even though Driss has no experience as a caregiver, Philippe is magnetized by his very presence, and the two become great friends. The Intouchables is about as surprising as cake at a birthday party, but the slice-of-life humor that writers-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano infuse their film with makes just about every scene interesting and enlightening. The two wonderful lead performances don’t hurt, either.

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Official Site: weinsteinco.com/sites/the-intouchables
Director: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Producer: Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun and Yann Zenou
Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Christian Ameri, Grégoire Oestermann and Cyril Mendy


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The Coast Halifax The Intouchables Funny, but a tad schmaltzy by Molly Segal 07/12/2012
East Bay Express The Intouchables Rich disabled man meets "magic negro," and laughs ensue. by Kelly Vance 05/30/2012
Indy Week Don't touch The Intouchables The Intouchables is a series of fatuous scenes showing a Senegalese man named Driss livening up the world of his wealthy paraplegic employer Philippe, while of course learning a little something about himself in the process. by Nathan Gelgud 06/06/2012
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Arkansas Times 'The Intouchables': Paralyzed with laughter French film offers winning look at a paraplegic and his caregiver. by Sam Eifling 08/08/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Perfect strangers: The Intouchables The movie is funny and heartwarming and brings together two guys from completely different racial, economic and social backgrounds. by Michael Gallucci 07/25/2012
Memphis Flyer Bosom Buddies The French do "blockbuster" differently. by Addison Engelking 07/12/2012
Creative Loafing Charlotte The Intouchables: Odd couple at work Rating: **1/2 by Matt Brunson 06/08/2012

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