Based on a true story, this film is just downright joyful. A heartening story of friendship, a bromance if you will, it is obviously sentimental, but it never felt ham-fisted or needlessly syrupy to me.
Omar Sy and François Cluzet are so fun to watch. Each brought to the screen a genuine sense of how much these two friends delight in each other, while still adding depth and gravitas to what could easily have devolved into the French equivalent of a Hallmark movie. Sy especially is so utterly charming that his glee is contagious.
The stories that stay with me the most are the ones that inspire me to live better than I do. This one helped me see how afraid I am of my need for others when I’m honest about it, and in doing so it also made me want more from my life and myself.