An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »
Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office ... See full summary »
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
Paris, in the early 1960s. Jean-Louis Joubert is a serious but uptight stockbroker, married to Suzanne, a starchy class-conscious woman and father of two arrogant teenage boys, currently in a boarding school. The affluent man lives a steady yet boring life. At least until, due to fortuitous circumstances, Maria, the charming new maid at the service of Jean-Louis' family, makes him discover the servants' quarter on the sixth floor of the luxury building he owns and lives in. There live a crowd of lively Spanish maids who will help Jean-Louis to open to a new civilization and a new approach of life. In their company - and more precisely in the company of beautiful Maria - Jean-Louis will gradually become another man, a better man. Written by
Awards: * Prix du jury jeune TPS Star * Prix d'interprétation à Natalia Verbeke au festival de Sarlat 2010 See more »
In the street, most (if not all) men wear hats, caps or Basque berets. In France, most men stopped wearing headgear in the 1950s (in cities at least). By 1960, the vast majority of men were hatless. See more »
Jean Louis and Suzanne have to hire a young Spanish maid. The story revolves around domestic maids which were mostly from Spain in mid 60s Paris.
Maria is hired and Jean Louis falls in love with her and all things from Spain. It helps that he is a nerdy stockbroker 60 and she 35... The biggest flaw in the movie is here--it is not just the age difference-- Luchini is so un-sexy it is difficult imagining anyone wanting to shag him except for remunerative purposes.
This is a feel good drama we all know is exaggerated but still enjoy watching the formula unfold to it's end....which has a little bit too sugary a twist at the end.
I enjoyed the 60s recreated in Paris...time travel does wonders-- and it was just exactly the era and culture I grew up in. I did spot one flaw the time editors didn't catch...in one scene in Spain you can see a 747 taking off in the distance--minor item.
The story is fun and somewhat believable...enjoyable watch.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?