The Intouchables is undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2011. The Metascore of 56 in IMDB doesn’t justify the quality of the movie. The movie is based on a real-life story of an uncanny friendship. The story is humanitarian and the film is a Drama with occasional touches of subtle humour very rare in movies nowadays. Acting is top-notch which is driven by the fantastic storyline. The friendship shown is so unusual that it is difficult to accept it at the beginning. But when the movie ends it does satisfy us fully. The movie is in French, so use subtitles if you don’t understand it.
Favourite character: Driss (played beautifully by Omar Sy)
Philippe: Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?
Driss: I don’t know, it’s a business?
Philippe: No. That’s because it’s the only thing one leaves behind.