Written May 23, 2015
Thought enough of this film to actually create an account in order to rate it!
No doubt, one of the top 3 movies I've seen in the past 5 years.
Highly suggest seeing in theater rather then waiting for rental. Just easier to enjoy the film while the narration is in larger print. Take it all in.
Really, just a quality film in all respects. Don't miss this one!
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 December 29, 2014
If you want to see something beyond the cookie-cutter that is intelligent, funny, sensitive and uplifting - you cannot miss the gift from the Weinstein brothers. They just have a gift of finding gems like this.
No fast action, bloodshed, transformers, or 3-D, but you will be thrilled that you saw it - it will not bore you in anyway.
Go soon, before this little pipcture is gone and I think the theatre experience added to the enjoyment versus streaming it or DVD later.
Written January 31, 2015
I read the Critics' reviews (some negative) and then I read the movie goers reviews that were very positive. We went yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed this film. Great story, terrific acting and very moving. The problem with Critics (in my humble opinion) is that they try to analyze through their politically correct lenses and miss the story. These two people from opposite backgrounds and culture form a very unusual bond and learn from each other. We left with a great feeling and spent a nice dinner discussing the humor, subtle nuances, and great screen writing. Go and enjoy yourselves. Incidentally, it is based on a true story which makes it all the better!