Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Intouchables

 France. Recommended.
First off, Fran├žois Cluzet has quite a resemblance to Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman would probably take this role, which must be a challenge for an actor: he can’t move his body, all his acting was from the neck up. On one level this is a pretty standard heartwarming story with some standard plot elements. Rich paralyzed guy, streetwise hustler type, but with heart, conned into becoming caregiver. Complications ensue. It is really very well done, and is pretty funny. Hollywood is seldom able to do both of these things in a movie.

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