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Live-In Maid Reviews

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December 14, 2007
Incisive study of class relationships between a pauperized would-be aristocratic woman and the maid who is increasingly ready to break free.
October 19, 2007
Live-in Maid is a study of two women who appear not to like each other very much, yet their link makes for a moving drama about friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2007
[A] simply told, but emotionally robust movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2007
It paints a lovely, intimate portrait of a complex relationship and shows a side of Latin American life we rarely see on American screens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 14, 2007
From the rooms and spaces which house the two women to the slow unraveling of their history together, Live In Maid is a wonder of economic storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 24, 2007
As a character study it carries a quiet, almost serene dramatic power as well as a strong current of dark humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 21, 2007
If you care about the art of movie acting, run to the Charles to see Norma Aleandro bring tragicomic stature to the role of a haute bourgeois Buenos Aires woman fallen on hard times in Live-In Maid.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2007
A vivid portrait of a society in the midst of wrenching change, but it transcends its immediate context to become a thoughtful, even unforgettable, chamber piece, performed with exquisite subtlety by two fine actresses.
September 15, 2007
Writer/director Jorge Gagggero has made a sensitive and lovely portrayal of two women.
September 13, 2007
It's a small movie but a smartly detailed one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2007
Gaggero not only draws out such nuances from the two women but illustrates the complexities of their friendship with carefully constructed cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 31, 2007
Live-In Maid is a modest chamber piece enriched by its affecting human harmonies and overtones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2007
Even if I knew how things turned out in Live-In Maid, a fine Argentinean film with English subtitles, I wouldn't give away the ending.
August 10, 2007
Live-in Maid is a fascinating directorial exercise in observing characters whose long history together is coming to an end.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2007
Gaggero keeps his focus on the two women who, in order to survive, discover they must drop the facade of class and act upon their 30-year relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 21, 2007
An unexpectly affectionate study of friendship between two very different Argentinian women who come from two different social classes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2007
Dora and Beba both seem like real people, independent women who struggle to hide how dependent they really are.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 21, 2007
Writer-director Gaggero shoots for a kind of docu-realism, with a few overtly cinematic interludes, like one well-paced split-screen sequence.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 20, 2007
The economic and social crisis that rocked Buenos Aires is only obliquely referred to, but in the character of Beba -- so beautifully played by the great Norma Aleandro -- we see the image of Argentina: a dignified beauty laid low by economic catastrophe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 20, 2007
They [Aleandro and Argentina] take what could be clichéd characters and turn them into living, breathing people that viewers can care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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