Tag Archives: The Intouchables

[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

Continue reading


[Review] – The Intouchables

12 Jun

Title: The Intouchables
Year: 2012
Directors: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Writers: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy
MPAA Rating: R, language and some drug use
Runtime: 112 min
IMDb Rating: 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 57

The success the French movie The Intouchables has had is pretty damn amazing. It’s made $345 million at the worldwide box office, which makes it the highest-grossing film ever worldwide that not in English. Of that huge amount, a whopping $166 million came from France, where it was voted as the cultural event of 2011. So I’ve most definitely been very curious to check out this film, to check out what all the fuss is about, because this one’s just loved like crazy by most of the people who have seen it, earning a spot in the Top 100 according to IMDb user ratings, and with Omar Sy winning Best Actor at the last César Awards (the French equivalent to the Oscars), where he beat out fellow Frenchman, and eventual Oscar-winner, Jean Dujardin.

Continue reading