The Housekeeper

2002, Comedy/Romance, 1h 31m

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Nuanced performances and an understated tone make The Housekeeper transcend its familiar premise. Read critic reviews

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After his wife leaves him and his apartment turns into a pigsty, Jacques (Jean-Pierre Bacri) decides to get a housekeeper. He meets Laura (Émilie Dequenne), who's young and pretty. She has no experience, but he hires her. As time passes, Laura does more than just mop the floors -- she gradually begins to insinuate herself into his life. Soon their relationship threatens to go beyond that between an employer and his employee. But is that what Jacques really wants?

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  • Jan 25, 2010
    Nice decent tale of a middle age man meeting and having a relationship with a much younger, very pretty woman. A bit slow in spots, but pretty wistful by film's end. Small story told well.
    alan j Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2009
    It is similar to the House Sitter, nothing special.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2008
    A sweet bit of fluff. Very entertaining. May not be great movie making, but the characters are fully believable and the story progresses smoothly. Bittersweet ending may be a comment on the inevitable breakup of such May-December romances. Solid cast, beautiful scenery, minimal dialogue. Very entertaining, but not designed for thoughtful dissection or introspection. Enjoy this on a warm summers day, or even better, in the depth of winter. Enjoy it for what it is: a real trip to the beach, in more ways than one.
    Mark A Super Reviewer

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