The Intouchables

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Sweet French drama about unlikely friendship has some edge.

R 2012 113 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 18+

A serene movie

A movie with a touching piano music and a script that not only gets you trained, but also transmits a shocking story about how life can be heartwarming.

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age 10+

The Very Definition Of A Feel-Good Movie!

The Intouchables' story could be familiar to anybody, even to those who haven't seen a lot of movies. Almost every phase, and every point in this movie is so conventional and unoriginal. However, this movie is very remarkable! That's because it surpasses all the feel-good movies of its kind. Needless to mention the high-class direction from Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano that made this movie exceptional. Thanks to this superb direction, The Intouchables delivers broad laughs and tugs at the heartstrings without delving too deep, or present anything new. Sometimes the movie becomes so hilarious, and other times you couldn't help shedding some tears, often, of joy! The best thing about this movie that it kept its lighter tone throughout its runtime. The tonal shift when the movie moves from its second to its third act wasn't smooth, though. That being said, you will never find any movie of this kind that has half its magical moments. The friendship between Philippe and Driss is simply unparalleled. That's, of course, due to the insanely magnetic chemistry between Omar Sy and François Cluzet. I bet you can find such chemistry in any other movie of the same kind. The soundtrack is perfectly utilized to match the movie's bright tone. And the cinematography is beautiful, but what I think made the movie looks spectacular is its fancy production design. The third act is definitely a bit rushed but I feel like the ending more than makes up for it. This ending could be the sweetest and most charming ending ever. You couldn't decide if you should cry or laugh, but don't worry because you would do both. (8/10)

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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