A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage) Reviews

April 23, 2005
I wouldn't want this Housekeeper around my house, but your mileage may vary.
April 19, 2005
May 21, 2004
Dequenne fills the free-spirited role of Laura adequately enough. But there's precious little chemistry or understanding as to why she's attracted to Jacques...
December 19, 2003
It's as if it's being told to you by a distracted middle-aged narrator who's looking at a beautiful college girl out of the corner of his eye.
October 24, 2003
Bacri and Dequenne fill out their underwritten roles, giving this small, unassuming story a few sparks.
October 16, 2003
Inexplicably large chunks of the movie are dedicated to Jacques smoking cigarettes, reading books, listening to jazz and looking pensive. What are we supposed to do with that?
August 17, 2003
It strains credulity that these two would get together, and even though the couple's incompatibility is a key point of the story, that fact makes it impossible to invest in the relationship or have any sympathy for the characters.
August 8, 2003
The story doesn't provide enough depth or entertainment to warrant a trip to the art house, wait until you can see it in the comfort of your own messy apartment.
August 4, 2003
The only thing the movie has going for it is the promise -- never fulfilled -- of sexual titillation.
July 20, 2003
While it's easy to admire the sterling work of Jean-Pierre Bacri, Berri's film is a fragile conceit that in the end isn't quite worthy of it.
July 11, 2003
Unlike real, first-time lovers -- who usually engage in all sorts of tell-me-everything-about- you conversations -- Laura and Jacques seem to find each other blandly uninteresting.
July 11, 2003
As a slice of life, Housekeeper is as thin they come.
July 11, 2003
Bacri and Dequenne have played much knottier and imaginatively searing variations on these characters in the past.
July 10, 2003
Basic ingredients are in under-supply: characterization and believability.