Les femmes du 6e étage (The Women on the 6th Floor) Reviews

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January 3, 2018
Director and co-writer Philippe Le Guay deploys a gift for wry observation with a deftly understated approach that defuses the danger of triteness and makes the film a satisfying experience.
May 26, 2016
Warm and winning, it is a refreshingly sympathetic portrait of a late-middle-aged bourgeoisie man, quite a rarity in contemporary cinema.
March 1, 2016
Seeing this gentle, amiable film is a bit like spending a couple of hours at a dinner party with many charming guests. You will leave refreshed, in a good mood and with a craving for paella.
June 19, 2013
All in all-if all is meant moderately-the story leaves an agreeable aftertaste, which lingers longer than we expected.
July 25, 2012
Beautifully filmed, well acted and a topical reminder that success isn't about how much money you have, but how you live - and boil your eggs.
July 15, 2012
The unreconstructed nature of the comedy ensures that the jokes and even the shots are awfully familiar.
July 9, 2012
Several stalwarts of European cinema retread familiar territory in this light-as-a-feather upstairs/downstairs comedy set in 1960s Paris.
July 8, 2012
Warm-hearted but silly French comedy, set in 1960 and starring the excellent Fabrice Luchini as a stockbroker in the stuffy world of the Parisian haute bourgeoisie.
July 6, 2012
Around the gentle tale of romance and longing there are some serious comments on class, politics, the legacy of the Spanish Civil War and European life in the era of Mad Men.
July 4, 2012
Enjoyable, frequently funny French comedy with likeable characters and a strong central premise, though the script wobbles in the final act and the conclusion fails to convince.
July 1, 2012
Enjoyably satirical and occasionally insightful, it's betrayed by some lazy stereotyping.
June 27, 2012
A frothy French fancy with a warm heart at it's core.
May 23, 2012
March 16, 2012
This delightful slice-of-life observation on class distinctions will make you feel good inside. Luchini carries the movie as the central character with physical mannerisms that have a comedic bent. Other strengths include...
January 4, 2012
They romanticize the whole idea of these women. I mean, they're all essentially interchangeable.
December 21, 2011
Fabrice Luchini (Potiche) is immensely likeable as the film's shy leading man and the chatty maids have a humorous, cheeky disposition.
December 10, 2011
A wonderful ensemble piece of work, with plenty of texture, a few well observed social barbs (as is usual in films about the bourgeoisie) and occasionally unexpected twists and turns
December 10, 2011
The distance between the bourgeoisie and the working class has never been so delightfully measured as in this delicious upstairs downstairs comedy
December 1, 2011
It's entertaining in a French, relax-it's-just-sex kind of way.
December 1, 2011
It is enjoyable on a certain level but the simplistic representation of these warm-blooded women cracking open the frigidity of the French middle class becomes a bit hard to swallow after a while
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