Movie Review: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris


The new movie “Mrs Harris Goes to Paris” is one of the best movies I have seen that shows the attitude of the rich and privileged and how they look down on the majority of humanity as they were “less than”, “to be avoided” and “to be disrespected”. Ada Harris, played very well by Leslie Manville, lives on London is a hard working maid who lost her husband in World War II. Ada spends her days keeping close track of her expenses so she can survive on her meager salary and she dreams about one day owning a Christian Dior dress from Paris France.

Through a series of unexpected financial events, Ada comes into some money and heads off to Paris France and through another series of very unlikely circumstances, becomes a part of the Christian Dior company, even getting involved in the companies strike and befriending several of the company executives and a high fashioned model Natashia, played by newcomer Alba Baptista.

For me, the main point of this entire story is that there are the fortunate few in life, and then the rest of us, but in reality we are all the same in the eyes of God. Those who are rich have no right to look down on the great majority of the world who are less fortunate.

I thought this movie was good, not great and I am surprised at the very high 93% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, considering the ridiculously low reviews of 34% for “Where the Crawdads Sing”. My rating is around 80%, mainly due to the message of this film and a mild recommendation.