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"The Intouchables" @ Aquarius: Another odd couple...

If you'd like to eat before the show, we'll get in the proper mood by meeting for crepes at 5:30 PM, at Bistro Maxine (click for info), please note "dinner" in your RSVP. Maxine is tiny, so only the first ten (10) reservations will be seated. Sorry. Please note: This event is being staged in conjunction with the Palo Alto Independent Films group, so Maxine may fill quickly. I'll do my best to coordinate, and keep you informed.

Please use the comments section to coordinate additional dinner options, as needed.

Non-diners: We'll meet you at the Aquarius, around 6:45 PM. Show time is 7:00 PM. Note: This is the first weekend for this movie, so buying your ticket early is a good idea.

The Intouchables, by French writer/directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, is the inspiring true story of two men who should never have met—a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects. After Driss (Omar Sy, César Award winner for Best Actor) is hired as caretaker for Philippe (François Cluzet, Tell No One), they learn that sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find what's missing in your own.

A huge hit in France (the #2 all time box office record holder), it's been drubbed by some in this country, who consider its treatment of the racial relationship condescending, and the depiction of racial stereotypes (both black and white) offensive. That vocal minority aside, it's also been widely praised for its sensitivity, humor, and charm. See for yourself...!

Watch the trailer.

After the movie we can go for coffee and dessert at Cafe Epi (click the name for info). Gather outside the theater, after the show.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    “Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.”
    Oscar Wilde Quotes

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some people may be able to resist this movie's charm, but I'd feel sorry for them. It's a sweet and very funny tale of two men finding a way to heal each other. Excellent performances all around.

    July 15, 2012

  • Lisette

    loved the movie and the humor and the being able to bring a new vision into a terrible situation - like hope

    July 15, 2012

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    NELLY POSTED A LINK FOR MAXINE MENU.
    http://www.bistromaxine.com/menus.html

    July 14, 2012

  • A former member
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    Update: There are still five (5) seats available, for dinner, at Maxine. Also Dave Lee is hosting a table at nearby Crepevine, with the Indie Films Meetup. (5:06 PM, F)

    July 13, 2012

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