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The Intouchables

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 15 Jun 2012
Video Release: 04 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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.

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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