I loved the original French film and I'm not one of those people who are upset when an American film company remakes a foreign film. This one was fun, as well - the social issues were American as the social issues in the French film were... well, French. I thought this was a good story very well told.
I did read complaints that a disabled actor wasn't hired for Cranston's role and I understand that - but Hollywood is in business to make money and Cranston is a big name. I was okay with it and he did a great job.
I'm VERY happy to see that captions finally appeared - baffling that it took so long. Now, my 98 y.o. dad can enjoy this film.
It's an uplifting film, not preachy and it doesn't have a depressing ending like some of these sorts of films have. I hate when they do that. It was enjoyable from beginning to end. Well written, well acted, well directed.