Too Good To Object

Movies: ‘The Intouchables’
Francois Cluzet, left, and Omar Sy in “The Intouchables”

This familiar story, “The Intouchables,” is rendered so well, with a few unexpected twists and, yes, a light touch, that it feels fresh and avoids (almost) all the pitfalls of sentimentality and racial stereotypes.

Driss (Omar Sy), a charismatic, streetwise, African immigrant in Paris, is dragooned into becoming the caretaker for Philippe (Francois Cluzet) a very wealthy white quadriplegic. He didn’t actually want the job. He had to apply in order to qualify for government benefits, and Philippe likes his lighthearted insolence.

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