67 – Intouchables (2011)

As per-usual with every French film you can see the Eiffel Tower out of the window.

As per-usual with every French film you can see the Eiffel Tower out of the window.

I was looking through some film trailers on IMDb about half a year ago and the trailer for this film piqued my interest.So i downloaded it and then started this list and forgot to watch it,until now,and i have to say that’s it’s an excellent film.It’s based on a true story and has some actual footage at the very end of the two people it’s based on.The story is about a tetraplegic who lost the use of his limbs in a paragliding accident.He’s a very wealthy but we never find out what he does or how he came to be rich.He hires a guy who’s a bit rough around the edges,coarse language,smokes joints and has weapons in his bag,but he likes him and they seem to get on pretty well and establish a good rapport. Driss,the helper,has some troubles at home.His mother/aunt is a single parent with too many kids and a teenage son who’s falling in with the wrong crowd.She’s having trouble supporting the family and kicks Driss out. Driss is no saint either,having just been released from prison for serving a 6 month stretch for a jewellery robbery.But the new job sets him on the straight and narrow.It’s a heart warming tale and it’s got some great bits of humour,the second last scene in the film where Driss shaves buddy is hilarious.

IMDB RATING      –     8.4
MY RATING     –    8.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A GOOD WRONG-SIDE-OF-THE-TRACKS-GUY-MAKES-GOOD STORY.HEART WARMING.

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