A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage)


A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage)

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 60


Audience Score

User Ratings: 230
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Movie Info

After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of Laura's company, and the headache that such an intrusion brings to his new domain of singlehood.


Critic Reviews for A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage)

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (46) | Rotten (14)

Audience Reviews for A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage)

  • 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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