A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage) Reviews

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August 7, 2008
August 13, 2005
July 16, 2005
January 27, 2005
...possesses a shrewd understanding of the way human beings crave and pursue affection.
December 21, 2003
...a refreshing alternative to the myriad of overcranked stories churned out by Hollywood.
December 19, 2003
Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton make the life of a middle-aged single person look highly desirable. The Housekeeper doesn't deal in such delusions.
December 19, 2003
None of this is profoundly new, but the delicacy of the telling is well worth the experience.
December 2, 2003
Sells sex like how ice cream is hawked on a hot July day at the beach.
November 16, 2003
A lovely film about sadness and mess, both inside and out, and how we are able to make ourselves feel better - temporarily
November 7, 2003
With their reverse-chemistry, [Bacri and Dequenne are] so good together -- hot and hilarious simultaneously -- that you'd think they'd been a team for ages.
October 24, 2003
Both Bacri and Dequenne are surprisingly effective in their performances and manage to sell us on their chemistry.
October 17, 2003
Berri makes very personal works about men who learn something about themselves rather late in life -- something important -- and The Housekeeper continues to analyze this very worthy theme.
October 6, 2003
Continually has you expecting... the predictable worst, but Berri manages to keep the tables turned on his female lead, and his audience, turning a fairly flimsy storyline into an enjoyable film in the process.
September 18, 2003
It's a slight film, well-acted by Bacri and Emilie Dequenne.
September 8, 2003
Transforms a stock male-fantasy situation into something tender and believable...
August 28, 2003
An acutely observed (and felt) essay on loneliness.
August 20, 2003
A modest, at times downright tiny, film. Yet its melancholy sense of humor touched me in unexpected ways.
August 15, 2003
Like Chabrol reconfigured into a mildly droll midlife-crisis tease.
August 15, 2003
Everyone in The Housekeeper has an emotional shield, and director Berri penetrates that shield with warmth, intelligence and a genuine compassion for human tomfoolery.
August 11, 2003
Two very fine performances.
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