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  • #16
    Originally posted by ~McLovin~ View Post
    I love this movie - "where can you find a tetraplegic? Where you left him" lol that had me in hysterics!
    Ah! Sounds like my SO, she's always moaning that when we're out and about and I'm in my powerchair she spends half her time trying to find me - no such problems if I'm in the manual!

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    • #17
      Watched The Intouchables this evening and agree with the NY Times film critic A. O. Scott's review -- a gimp fairy tale, even if based on a true story.

      The hang gliding scene was the best part of the film.
      stephen@bike-on.com

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      • #18
        I saw the movie last weekend and loved it. It may not be terribly realistic though, even if it is a true story, because the circumstances required to form such an amazing bond would require more trust than many of us have when it comes to our own health care. I laughed my way through the movie though, and loved the relationship that grew (and has lasted a lifetime) between them. One of my very wonderful co-workers once waited till I was essentially trapped by snow and ice ruts and then started to pelt me with snowballs while I was helpless to retaliate in any ways beyond verbal, so the scene in the movie brought back some very good memories of people who get past the wheelchair and are capable of having fun with you, or even at your expense, which is fine as long as it is lovingly done. I was so glad at the end of the film when they showed the actual people and what has happened to them over the years (all good!). I am sorry to hear they are re-making an American version though because they are rarely as good as the original, and really, how hard is it to read subtitles?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Eileen View Post
          I am sorry to hear they are re-making an American version though because they are rarely as good as the original, and really, how hard is it to read subtitles?
          Where did you hear this? The NYT reviewer merely speculates on the travesty of doing an American remake with Tracy Morgan in the role of the caregiver.
          stephen@bike-on.com

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          • #20
            I want to see this movie so bad-doubt it will make it here.
            We do have a theater that gets foreign and indies, so can hope.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by LindaT View Post
              I want to see this movie so bad-doubt it will make it here.
              We do have a theater that gets foreign and indies, so can hope.
              I put it on reserve in my Netflix to be released Queue. It will probably be a while, but....

              All the best,
              GJ

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              • #22
                Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                I put it on reserve in my Netflix to be released Queue. It will probably be a while, but....

                All the best,
                GJ
                Good idea GJ. Will do the same.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                  I put it on reserve in my Netflix to be released Queue. It will probably be a while, but....

                  All the best,
                  GJ
                  changed your mind?

                  /forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1512892
                  Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by zillazangel View Post
                    Is it allowed? ;-)

                    Guess I've read some pretty good things about it and will watch it when it comes to Netflix. Watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and found that was pretty good. For me films like these are interesting, but not necessarily entertaining.

                    All the best,
                    GJ
                    Last edited by gjnl; 06-21-2012, 07:17 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                      Where did you hear this? The NYT reviewer merely speculates on the travesty of doing an American remake with Tracy Morgan in the role of the caregiver.
                      Stephen, I actually do not know, but KLD mentioned a re-make in a previous post in this thread. It is the one time I hope she is wrong...... :-)

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                        Is it allowed? ;-)

                        Guess I've read some pretty good things about it and will watch it when it comes to Netflix. Watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and found that was pretty good. For me films like these are interesting, but not necessarily entertaining.

                        All the best,
                        GJ
                        The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a weighty, profound film, not the "feel good movie of the year" as The Intouchables is being touted. One is messy, the other is all cleaned up. It's the difference between lead and helium. Each has its place and its audience.
                        stephen@bike-on.com

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Eileen View Post
                          Stephen, I actually do not know, but KLD mentioned a re-make in a previous post in this thread. It is the one time I hope she is wrong...... :-)
                          If you do an internet search and read various reports, blogs, Variety, etc, it is said that The Weinstein Company has bought the American rights to remake the film and Colin Firth is a front runner for the role of Cluzet, the quadriplegic.

                          All the best,
                          GJ

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                            If you do an internet search and read various reports, blogs, Variety, etc, it is said that The Weinstein Company has bought the American rights to remake the film and Colin Firth is a front runner for the role of Cluzet, the quadriplegic.

                            All the best,
                            GJ
                            Well, I love Colin Firth, so if they insist on making an "American version" (albeit with British actor) he would be a good choice!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                              If you do an internet search and read various reports, blogs, Variety, etc, it is said that The Weinstein Company has bought the American rights to remake the film and Colin Firth is a front runner for the role of Cluzet, the quadriplegic. Edit, not Cluzet (that is the actor), Phillipe (the quadriplegic character)

                              All the best,
                              GJ


                              So...if it is a fait accompli that the movie will have an American remake, who would you suggest for the role of:
                              Philippe? Driss?

                              All the best,
                              GJ
                              Last edited by gjnl; 06-21-2012, 08:45 PM.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                                So...if it is a fait accompli that the movie will have an American remake, who would you suggest for the role of:
                                Philippe? Driss?

                                All the best,
                                GJ
                                I could see Denzel Washington...........but then I can see him in any role he chooses to inhabit. Big fan here.

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