Written July 30, 2014
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!
Written November 26, 2014
This movie was fantastic. A must see for anyone who wants a close up look at human interaction that makes you both laugh and cry. This was a feel good movie and judging from the faces of folks leaving the theater everyone enjoyed themeselves. I'm going to see it again.
Written September 22, 2014
I went with my husband and a friend. We all liked it, it was moving, but entertaining at the same time, we laughed, they tried not to make the main character disability as the main focus of the movie, I recommend it.
Written September 02, 2014
Extremely funny movie about how two disparate people end up helping each other. Only criticism I have is that the background of Driss, the companion and aide, could have been fleshed out some more. Otherwise, it's a wonderful film about how the spirit can overcome any disability, whether social or physical.
Written November 22, 2014
One of the finest movies I have seen in recent time. The movie is intelligent, moving without being maudlin and often funny. The acting overall is excellent as is the cinematography. I am very pleased to have seen it.