When wealthy aristocrat Philippe (Cluzet) is paralysed in an accident, he hires an ex-con (Sy) from the Parisian projects to assist him. Initially mistrusting, the pair start to form an unusual bond.
It's easy to see why this had been a colossal hit in France and caught the eye of Harvey Weinstein along the way: it's undemanding, heart-warming fodder with mass appeal. Sadly, it's also predictable and its big emotional beats are often harder to stomach than an overripe brie.
Reviewed by David Hughes
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