Written August 02, 2015
Somebody was in charge of keeping this feel-good movie from crossing over the line into so-sweet-it-makes-your-fillings-ache. It's a dark situation laced with beams of light and proving what comedians know: we want to laugh at adversity--and the more adverse, the harder we want to laugh. Here, we get to tear up, too. Although it's a movie with no villains, it gets you in a bear hug that won't let go.
Written January 25, 2015
This movie was great! It was heart warming, funny, and touching, I think the critics reviews are way way off, they must have watched a different movie? A human story with no special effects or booming audio, it is dubbed but you get lost in the story so you don't notice that! A must see if you like a pure movie and story!
Written May 07, 2015
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 February 01, 2015
This film surprised me so much. I expected to see a socio-economic political commnetary on immigration in Europe, and was pleasantly surprised, instead. This story is one of a friendship as it unfolds, is challenged, breaks even, and resurrects. A true example of synergy, the whole being great than the parts. The friendship greater than any of these two men and their personal challenges. I would have liked more of a statement...you know what I think about statement films ... and I thought this film would have been prime opportunity to make one. But hey, someone else is going to have to make that film. I didn't miss not having a Meet The Press moment, and that's a testament to the story. A great film. Go see it today.
Written November 29, 2014
Really strong on message and just made you yell out "YES!" Even reading subtitles did not bother me and the style did not drag it out which happens so frequently anymore. I laughed out loud more than once - great movie. Very funny and heartwarming movie with reality on board.