General Gist: After an accident that causes him to become a paraplegic, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects as his caretaker.
For those of you readers who may not know too much personal information about me, I am an Occupational Therapist. (No that doesn’t mean I will find you a job). My interest in this movie came from that fact. Also, it is based on a true story, another high interest fact for me.
I too was a little concerned about the subtitles with this one. At first I found myself noticing having to look down to read them but by the end of the movie I didn't even realize I was doing it. So don't let that scare you off from seeing this movie.
As Deb said, this movie definitely was not your typical Hollywood bigger is better movie. Deb said that this was a downfall for her. In my opinion, this was a reason I liked it so well. Don't get me wrong. I love big, hyped up movies. I admit it. I do. But, I also love movies that are off the grid. A little different. A little artsy. And I guess a little foreign. There's something refreshing about it every once in a while.
The two main actors, Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy, were fantastic and had great chemistry. They're sort of an unlikely pair that worked so well together. The story itself was real. Again, just like Deb said, it was simple yet powerful. The lack of "drama" really added to the real factor for me. What can I say, I loved it.
Tiff's Rate: Friday Night or Opening Day?? Why not...Opening Day.
Preview: We're thinking a popcorn giveaway and yet another bonus review.