Once we experience the fragility of our lives, we realize how precious that life is. Knowing I might not see another summer, I can't tell you how much I am enjoying watching the colors on the trees and the squirrels and chipmunks playing on the ground.
My diagnosis is not what defines me. This September, I started college and am majoring in psychology. Between volunteering, hanging out with friends, and exams to study for, I'm just like any other 18-year-old.
By making Driss and Philippe fully realized characters (the film is based on a true story) with histories and lots to learn about life and each other, The Intouchables manages to escape the trappings of the Magic Negro genre.