Martha & Ethel (1995)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

Movie Info

Two filmmakers pay loving tribute to the nannies who raised them. Both director Jyll Johnstone and co-producer Barbara Ettinger were born into wealthy families to parents too busy to raise them. Johnstone was reared by Martha, a rather cold German woman, while Ettinger was raised by Ethel, a warm, friendly black woman. Both nannies were in their 80s when this documentary was made.


Critic Reviews for Martha & Ethel

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Martha and Ethel is as fascinating for what it doesn't say as for what it does.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Original and touching, this personal docu deals with the long-lasting effects of nannies on the children they take care of.

Jun 17, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Documentary about two nannies and the impact they have upon the children in their care.

Aug 30, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Martha & Ethel

There are no featured reviews for Martha & Ethel at this time.

Martha & Ethel Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features