Sunday, December 3, 2017

Movie of the Month: 'The Intouchables'

In December, many people look for feel-good films to put them in the holiday spirit and while The Intouchables isn't a Christmas movie, it is one hell of an inspiring piece of motion picture. The 2011 French film tells the story of a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker and after interviewing many, he and his assistant come across a man name Driss, a criminal who needs to show the government he is looking for work as part of a parole deal he had. As Driss continues to show no interest in the job, the man who wants to hire him shows more interest in him. After a series of call backs, Driss lands the job and reluctantly takes the position and strikes up a friendship and brotherhood with his wealthy boss, Philleppe. As Philleppe and Driss form a bond, the aides past comes back to haunt him and his boss does whatever he can to help. The plot of the film is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his French-Algerian caregiver Abdel Sellou, who are featured at the end of the film. The Intouchables is the type of film that will make you laugh, cry, and punch the air with excitement after viewing.