A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage) Reviews

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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.
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.
September 18, 2003
It's a slight film, well-acted by Bacri and Emilie Dequenne.
August 28, 2003
An acutely observed (and felt) essay on loneliness.
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.
August 1, 2003
A movie that feels enjoyable, relaxed and anything but housework.
August 1, 2003
You could make a broad comedy from this situation, but director Claude Berri chose the small, quiet route.
August 1, 2003
The Housekeeper is wise and subtle in the way it presents its older man. A less interesting movie would make him lustful and self-deceiving, a man who believes his is the secret of eternal youth and virility.
August 1, 2003
Engrossing and a soupon sad.
July 31, 2003
Manages, despite its middle-aged male-fantasy scenario, to steer clear of the predictable -- or, at the very least, give the predictable some real human dimension.
July 31, 2003
Its love story engages both the heart and the head.
July 25, 2003
It's refreshing to see a film about nothing but human emotion.
July 25, 2003
There isn't much to The Housekeeper, really, but it plumbs depths of male unease that louder and less wise movies strain to reach.
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
The film is extremely well-acted.
July 11, 2003
As a slice of life, Housekeeper is as thin they come.
July 10, 2003
Tasty French souffle.
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