At first, my husband and I were worries about the fact that the whole movie is in French with English subtitles. But as we watched the movie, we were hooked and subtitles not a problem. This movie was funny, emotional and refreshingly different. Best movie we have seen for a long time. We could not stop saying.that we enjoyed it.
Excellent movie/ Demonstrates the fullness of human nature and no matter what shape we are in ,that we are all social creatures aspiring towards being connected with someone special.
a tribute to the goodness in people...and the reality of how we woefully humans can treat each other.
Loved it. Made me laugh and cry. Just great!
What a lovely movie!! Uplifting.
Very enjoyable film and it's even better to know that it's adapted from a true story. Humours with a human element, great.
Excellent movie! Absolutely loved it!!!
by far the best and most touching, heartwarming movie i have seen in a long time. cannot fault it.
I should state that I have worked in disability care, so perhaps for me, this movie has a special connection. It is not hard to see why it has won so many awards in Europe. From the moment it starts to the moment it ends, it fills you with the love of life. A wonderful, wonderful French comedy that touches you on so many levels. A good reminder that money cannot buy you health and that bad things can and do happen to people across all socio-economic levels (this is apparently based on a true story). Yes, it has sub titles but the story and the lessons contained therein are universal. I can't think of a comedy to compare it too - maybe a little bit of 'The Bucket List' in it and a little bit of 'Silver Linings Playbook'. If you liked either of those movies, you should love this. One of the best movies I have seen this year. Make that this decade. Do yourself a favour - hire this one. Highly recommended, for both sexes and most age groups. It is very much about living life, not existing; about the possibilities in life and about trust and friendship. If I find the Dvd anywhere, I will be buying it. A Dvd to put on whenever you are feeling sorry for yourself, or just want to watch a great movie.
Beautiful and engaging to watch. Such and interesting story and the acting was perfect for the roles. Well done.
Loved it, very funny with a lovely story. Will watch it again.
very disapointed that this and some of the other movies were in foreign languages
Absolutely brilliant in several dimensions & wonderfully humourous. You forget about the subtitles after a while. A bit of a slow start but it's very worthwhile hanging in.
Touching wonderful movie. Not to be missed.
Wish it was in English
This is magic. Makes you feel like life is more than just $$$
superb movie has everything you want in a movie don't worry about the sub-titles they don't distract from the movie
Absolutely brilliant!! Loved every minute of it & it was one movie that you wish wouldn't end. You certainly get swept up in their lives, two opposing opposites that should normally clash but instead forge a lifetime friendship. One not to be missed!!
Both my husband and I loved this movie. Engrossing. Like one of those movies you see that remind you of a great novel you don't want to finish.
This movie is fabulous and I would recommend it heartily. A great example of the human condition, it dares you to live and love life despite your fears and disabilities. A story of human friendship. There are many humorous scenes in this movie also.
Heartwarming, uplifting and touching story - a must see! :)
Entertaining story - well told.
Great movie and storyline. I didn't realise it was in French with subtitles until I started watching it, which was a bit disappointing, but still enjoyed it. I would love to see this movie in English.
Best movie i've seen in years.
Very enjoyable, a funny side on something that could be heavy. Worth sitting through the subtitles
What is there left to say about this fabulous movie except that I watched it on Friday afternoon, and then again on Saturday when my husband was able to enjoy it with me. Definitely one of the best movies I've seen in a long,, long time. Love French cinema, and this one is an absolute gem.
Superb. Simply the best film we have seen in a long time. Such a simple story but so well done by the cast, particularly the two leads. Genuine, heart warming and funny.
A feelgood movie done well by the French. The subtitling was excellent. Recommended. My fussy hubby thought it was a good movie.
One of the greatest foreign films I've ever seen. Hilarious all the way through the film and absolutely heart warming. Plus based on a true story makes this a must see!!
The most amazing movie I have ever seen. Absolutely fantastic. Do yourself a favour and watch it
Loved it. Unexpected and touching with a good mix of feel good and laughter.
This movie is witty, touching and also true. Don't let the subtitles turn you off. Five minutes in and you don't even realise. A truly inspiring movie with a great cast.
Yes had some very good moments..and was easy to watch.
One of the best movies I have seen in a long time! Great story, great acting. A must see!
Absolutely superb and beautiful movie.
A really, really really good movie well worth watching, would have been 5 stars except for sub titles
Best movie ever! Loved the story, the actors and laughed and cried
this is a excellent movie, we all enjoyed the story despite having to read subtitles
Wonderful movie, and sub titles easy to read
A cute quirky french film. A bit too cheesy in parts (classic french film storyline of grumpy older man befriends struggling streetkid/refugee etc, who in turn rescues the old guy) but worth watching.
What a brilliant movie! Best I've seen in a long time. You'll be doing yourself a disservice if you let the sub-titles scare you off.
Funny and touching. A great example of how special life is no matter what state you're in. Highly recommend.
A delightful movie based on a true story. Charmed as we saw it unfold. If the Disability Scheme has to be helped by an addition to the Medicare Levy in the next Budget we should not have a problem with that if this experience could be had by all regardless of personal wealth.
Fantastic comedy, made a difficult situation into something realistic and good.
Simply outstanding. Heartwarming, funny and still managed to get a car chase in ;)
So good. Two very different fellows, yet they compliment each other beautifully. Francois Cluzet in yet another fantastic performance, omar Sy is impeccable.
Wonderful movie - my favourite for such a long time. Lovely story, incredible acting, nice to really enjoy a special movie.
What a wonderful movie. Don't let the subtitles put you off. Beautiful, moving story based on a true relationship.
Enjoyed it and would watch again. Light hearted and engaging.
Alot happens in this very entertaining movie. Very well made and acted :)
Best movie i have seen in a long time.The whole family enjoyed it.I was hesitant in watching as it had subtitles- but i cannot recommend this highly enough.The connection between the two leading actors is just fantastic , i don't think hollywood should waste it's time in trying to replicate the original.
It goes to show you that great movies don't have to big budget hollywood productions to be great movies
Dont usually get foreign films as hate to read subtitles - did not realise and got this by mistake. But it was a good film - really enjoyed it.
It was worth the wait to relive it on DVD. A hear yanks want to remake it with Colin Firth and Chris Rock?.The French version is perfect as it is.
Funny, and touching. A beautiful drama
Simply, a movie not to be missed.
Fun serious, real touching human story a must see.
The best and funniest movie I have seen for a very long time
A wonderful film, funny touching and beautifully acted. A perfect French Film very gentle.
Beautiful movie. At times a bit slow though but loved the characters.
I really enjoyed this one, great story, great acting, great humour. One not to miss
This an enjoyable and a pretty good movie but I was expecting a greater film considering all the hype. Definitely worth watching. Maybe 4 star but not quite as it is not a masterpiece.
I don't usually go for subtitled movies - but from the start I was hooked. I loved Omar Sy's character, loved to watch him dance, loved his checkiness. Knowing that it was based on a true story, made it all more enjoyable. Loved it.
Simply extraordinary. The music, the performances, the script... this is not the sort of movie I'd normally go for, but it's probably the funniest, most uplifting film I've seen in the past year. Not just worth watching -- worth buying!
exellent movie, certanally worth watching
Excellent movie. Dont miss it.
What a great movie! True stories done well are the best. You really must see this one if you want some inspiration, some feeling of just being yourself can work just fine.
This was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time, worth watching even though there is subtitles it's easy watching and it will crack you up.
What a wonderful feel good movie. I was a bit worried when I saw it was all in French but the subtitles were very easy to read and certainly didn't detract from the story. I would highly recommend this film, it is just beautiful.
Highly recommend! Such a beautiful story, love Omar Sy's performance.
Rather disappointing for such a hyped movie, as not a lot happens. While the characters are endearing to a degree they are also annoying for a variety of reasons, including severe stereotyping. There's a host of minor events through the movie that are left hanging; some are resolved in the last few scenes, while others are just left as loose ends.
Quite funny, great French film, good acting. As a French I had a great laugh but was afraid the humor will not please people who aren't in touch with the French pop culture. Apparently I was wrong when I see the other reviews. Well deserving!
Note: Subtitles. Enjoyable nights entertainment. Well acted especially Omar Sy very charasmatic character. A film about trust and honesty, and looking at the world via the vastly different eyes of the two main charracters. The 'have nots' meet the 'haves' and learn off each other. Some of the minor characters are a bit shallow and could have been developed more but I suppose the main theme was just about 2 people. Based on a true story. Maintains your interest highly Recommended
Touching and funny - this one has it all. Well acted and everyone was well suited to their roles, especially the two main leads. Just a joy from beginning to end. The sort of movie you could watch over and over again.
Brilliant! I loved this, will happily watch again.
such a great movie, very warm and funny. can't wait to see it again