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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)

A Cinderella retelling that’s just too precious to resist

Comedy, Drama

7.7

movie

Belgium, Canada
English, French
Easy, Feel-Good, Heart-warming
2022
Anthony Fabian
Alba Baptista, Anna Chancellor, Ben Addis
116 min

Synopsis

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A 1950s London cleaning lady falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this folly.

Our Take

7.7
The Staff

It’s difficult to portray Cinderella stories nowadays without making them feel cliche and irrelevant, but Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris seems to have achieved the impossible: it tells a well-worn tale without losing any of its charms, and Lesley Manville is the person to thank for this surprising triumph. As the titular Mrs. Harris, Manville is so sweet and likable —thoroughly convincing in her rags-to-riches journey—that it’s impossible to watch her without grinning from ear to ear. Sure, the beats are predictable, polished to a fault even, but Manville makes every scene worth it. This is a feel-good movie if ever there was one, made even more enjoyable for fans of earnest performances, beautiful dresses, and clean, straightforward storytelling.

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