Abdel Sellou now lives in Algeria with his wife and three
children, where he runs a chicken farm. He remains close to
Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, who lives in Morocco with his second wife
and two children.
"The screenplay...cleverly uses the structure of a romantic comedy
to frame the (platonic) friendship between two very different
men... Their interaction is defined by feelings of love and
amity... This is a buddy movie where the friendship doesn't play
second fiddle to overblown action or raunchy comedy."
--James Berardinelli, Reel Views
"If you're looking for a lightweight summer change of pace, with just a smidgen of Continental flair, here it is."
--James O'Hehir, Salon
"You will laugh; you will cry."
--A. O. Scott, The New York Times
"It's Earth Wind & Fire vs. Vivaldi. It's weed vs. wine. It's the classic odd-couple buddy movie setup, only it'll pull at your heartstrings, whether you want it too or not."
--Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Believe the hype-this irreverent take on disability is charming and uplifting."
--Dayla Alberge, The Guardian
"It's an opposites-attract, getting-to-know-you buddy comedy with a tender edge and a sweet center."
--Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Irreverent and uplifting... it's an unabashedly lighthearted story of transcending socioeconomic, racial and class barriers and finding commonality in humor and honesty... The film's infectious vitality has us hooked... It's a defiantly feel-good story."
--Claudia Puig, USA Today