The Intouchables (2011)


Based on a real-life story of a quadriplegic rich guy and his caregiver who became close friends. Became a hit in France and Europe in 2011 and it’s easy to see why. Sure, the story, even if partly based on true events, doesn’t seem all that original, but the two main actors are pitch perfect, with Omar Sy as the stree-smart and empathic but inexperienced help and François Cluzet as the world-weary, helpless rich guy who still longs for more than what life has to offer at the moment. Both complement each other perfectly and the chemistry those two actors convey on the screen is just phenomenal. Has also a tearjerker ending (one of the good, positive ones) that feels earned and not just added to make the audience feel happy.