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!
Written April 25, 2015
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!
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 May 06, 2015
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 May 23, 2015
Very funny and entertaining, the actors are top class, Omar Sy is very funny like in his French TV show and François Cluzet is an excellent actor as usual.