The Intouchables Reviews
Brilliant, everyone I know who's seen this loved it...now including me!
the film contains multiple moments which would be classed as drama mostly dealing with Philippe's situation but also about driss's family and friends who have a running theme throughout the movie acting as a semi major plot point. the overall message of the film is about hope and how it can be found in the unlikeliness of places.
the plot has strong comedy throughout giving good laughs and a heartwarming story. certain plot points could have easily been left out such as scenes with Philippe's daughter whos story is never fully resolved. the ending seems rushed and is split between the start of the film and the end.
the acting of the the film is very good with both the main characters giving a great performance especially Omar Sy who plays Driss especially with his family scenes which required him to have a large change of emotion compared to Philippe.
the camera work in the movie were quite impressive with different types of scenes such as action with a high speed car chase cutting between scenes inside the car to scenes following the car and the perusing vehicles.
the film overall was very enjoyable with with a large range of emotion portrayed and the use of music throughout the film changes depending on which character it is following at the moment to highlight the difference between the two characters and the sad scenes make this a very memorable film which will just as easily pick up your spirits as drop them without notice.
This is a film devoid of nuance, though I guess that's not always a bad thing. I must concede that I chuckled and came close to feeling some of the emotions I knew I was supposed to feel. Looking back, I feel manipulated and cheated by Untouchable, and this memory only sours when you think back to some light racial stereotyping and dodgy sexual politics. I'm no liar, however, so I must conclude that this was a thoroughly entertaining watch whilst it lasted, just not a heavyweight picture of any significance beyond its astounding box-office success.
Watching this film was a rather pleasant experience. The prologue shows a cutback of Philippe (the invalid) and Driss(the helper) going for a drive, which made the whole movie clichéic. When you see the whole movie, you will know that it was a strongly intended move that the director made. The only thing that "The Intouchables" aimed is to give the audience a positive mood and that friendship is one of the best things in the world. I feel the movie has more than succeeded that goal. Music, which played an important part in the movie, was also very good.