Written September 01, 2014
One of the best movies this year...the bond between them was heartwarming.
Written September 16, 2014
The quick comparisons would be to fine movies like Driving Miss Daisy and Finding Forrester. Like them, it puts together two very different people and lets them discover how much more enriching, in the best sense of that word, each of their lives can be from the relationship that develops. This is "based on a true story", and while it undoubtedly has been embellished for the big screen, the performances ring true and the storyline captures your interest from start to end. Since this is a French movie with English subtitles, it probably won't last long in the theaters, but whether on the big screen or as a rental, this is definitely worth a look.
Written October 28, 2014
sad,funny,great acting. a definite oscar contender for the best foreign film and oscar nominations for the two main characters. just loved it. i did notice that the audience was mostly middle aged and older tho' i think young adults could gain some insight into the challenges that some people face in life.
Written July 17, 2012
This story about a wealthy paralyzed Frenchman and the highly unlikely man he hirea to care for him is phenomenal...you really shouldn't miss it. The acting is fantastic, with a great cast of people you've probably never heard of. Driss, the carer, is explosive...like a puma ready to jump on life and eat it all up. He's so vital and strong, but also sensitive in such basic ways. This is not a chick flick. It's a fabulous human story anyone would like. Go see it!
Written June 29, 2012
I had no idea it was a sub-titled film, but the ads I'd seen for it looked really good. My friend thought it reminded her of the 80's movie "Dying Young" with Julia Roberts as a care taker of this young man that was going through chemotherapy. Hard to describe, but I laughed, cried, tense moments... great feel-good movie!