Picture from The Intouchables
Overall C+

When an accident leaves Phillippe (Francois Cluzet) a quadriplegic, the millionaire hires an ex-con (Omar Sy) to be his caregiver. Even more surprising than his choice is the unlikely friendship that grows between the two men. This French language film with English subtitles is based on a true story.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D
Substance Use D

MPAA Rating: R for language and some drug use.

Talk to your kids about…

The Intouchables

How are rich and poor portrayed in this film? Do you think the bridging of divergent social classes is part of the appeal of this movie? Why are people attracted to films where the wealthy and wanting build relationships? What might we learn from these situations?

Why was Philippe willing to give Driss a chance to care for him? Do you think most people in similar situations are looking for pity? What “disabilities” does Driss have? How does he learn to overcome these by working with Philippe?

This movie is based on a true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, that has been published as the book A Second Wind.