Director; Anthony Fabian. Starring; Lesley Manville, Jason Isaac, Alba Baptista. Rated PG. Color. 115 Minutes.
Everyone deserves to dream. Not everyone dreams on the same level. Mrs. Harris dreams on a level that most of us are afraid of reaching. Imagine, you want to buy a piece of clothing. You cannot afford the gowns women at the Oscars wear, and yet that is your dream. Cleaning houses all of your life for the rich who care little about you having to eventually concede to true kindness is what “Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris” is all about.
The British legend Lesley Manville stars as Ada Harris. A simple housekeeper, Mrs. Harris is lost in life. Her husband died tragically during the Great War. Her clients are generally rich, spoiled and live hedonistic lives. But then something happens.
While cleaning one day, Mrs. Harris stumbles upon a dress made by Dior himself. For some reason, seeing that dress inspires Mrs. Harris, the humble older widow has a new purpose in life. She will save up every penny in order to get her Paris perfect dress from Dior.
Pre-adventure does not come easy. Mrs. Harris has a ghost in her closet. Her husband died in an aerial strike in France, the country she travels to. An enigmatic encounter with three drunks at a train station leads Mrs. Harris towards the chapel that is Christian Dior and his unquestionable fashion empire. Look out for a simple human being that has drive is the message here.
Mrs. Harris is the one thing hardest to stop. Workers in a factory that are always expected on time are inspired by this strange woman who insists on equal pay. Mrs. Harris gets into the room thanks to a rich man with a cane named Marquis de Chassagne (Lambert Wilson). The director of the Dior brand, Claudine Colbert (Isabelle Rupert) is not a fan of a house cleaner talking herself into the most prestigious fashion show in Europe. Yet in the end, all Mrs. Harris wants is a dress. She may open peoples hearts along the way, but I suppose that will come with the territory.
“Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris” is about how one individual, a broken one at that, can inspire even the most privileged of humans. The face of Dior, Natasha (Alba Baptista), realizes she is more than a clothes hanger after meeting Harris. Andre (Lucas Bravo) believes he has a shot with the most beautiful woman in modern media whilst also having a shot at changing a brand. An old woman has multiple chances at finding love. Does she make the right decision? “Mrs. Harris” is impossible to not walk out of without a smile. This film covers the gamut of human emotions and ends as a complete joy.
SUCK FACTOR: 1 out of 7 (7 Means Your Movie Really SUCKS!)
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