Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Intouchables

Tonight, I had a movie date with my good friend Jenn. She and I read the same books, and like the same music, and love the same movies.

And like to quote them. 

"Two scoops? Make it three, I'm not driving."

We drove up the road to Bethesda (isn't it weird that Jenn started in Virginia, picked me up in DC, and then we ended up in Maryland??) and saw the best movie that I have seen in a LONG time. 

I will just have to show you:
(Click the square in the lower, right-hand corner to expand the screen... otherwise you might go blind trying to read the subtitles. And that would be no good.)

The Intouchables has broken box office records in France, and the gregarious and handsome lead actor, Omar Sy, is the first black actor ever to win a Cesar Award, the French version of the Oscars. As Jenn said during the movie, you totally forget that they are speaking French and that you are reading subtitles  -- the story so captivates you. Philippe and Griss are perfectly kinetic, which is saying a lot considering Philippe can't move.

The movie is both hilarious and so sweet. Which is probably my favorite genre. The Hilarious Sweet Genre.

Go and see it! It is everything wonderful about a truly wonderful movie. And rub the ears of the one you love. 

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