Madame

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Madame's retrograde trappings are further weighted down by unlikable characters and an overall inability to do justice to its themes.

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In MADAME, Anne and Bob (Collette and Keitel), a well-to-do American couple, have just moved to a beautiful manor house in romantic Paris. To impress their sophisticated friends, they decide to host a lavish dinner party, but must disguise their maid (de Palma) as a noblewoman to even out the number of guests. When the maid runs off with a wealthy guest (Smiley), Anne chases her around Paris to thwart the joyous and unexpected love affair

Cast

Toni Collette
as Anne Fredericks
Harvey Keitel
as Bob Fredericks
Michael Smiley
as David Morgan
Sonia Rolland
as Marinette
Stanislas Merhar
as Antoine Bernard
Ginnie Watson
as Jane Millerton
Violaine Gillibert
as Hélène Bernard
Christian Abart
as Chauffeur voiture familiale
Sue Cann
as Mandy
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Critic Reviews for Madame

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (20)

  • [Rossy de Palma] brings her heroic profile and bubbly personality to this pleasant social satire by French writer-director Amanda Sthers.

    March 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Yet it's ultimately hamstrung because all the characters, bar the wonkily charismatic Maria, are absolutely frightful.

    July 20, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • It's weirdly dated, and the Pygmalion plot device and metropolitan sexiness make it look like a movie that could have come out in the mid-60s.

    July 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • As for the onscreen compatibility of the two talented actors, I've seen better chemistry at a middle-school science fair.

    March 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Madame aspires to more than it delivers but the film's failure to highlight its only worthwhile character makes it feel cluttered with irrelevant and at times annoying material.

    March 22, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Although "Madame" ultimately lands in the plus column, one wishes this stylish comedy of manners - or lack thereof - had a better idea of where it was going and how to get there.

    March 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Madame

  • Mar 23, 2018
    The Cinderella tale updated, and perhaps dipped in reality, as Rossy De Palma is not treated like a maid - she IS the maid, and has been for ten years. A dinner party opens an opportunity for love for her and no magic spells or talking animals, only her own wit and charm secure her dreams for her ... but what happens next is what makes this a topical commentary and not a storybook fantasy. Toni Collette's Wicked Stepmother is a wonder undoubtedly, but Di Palma's Cinderella will take years to be appreciated.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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