A remake of a 90s film with Angela Lansbury, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, is quite the charming little film.
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022) Film Review
Working hard her whole life, and living in a state of waiting for ten plus years, Ada Harris (Lesley Manville) wishes, just once, to step out of the shadows. She plans to do this by taking a trip to Paris and after being seduced by a Dior gown in the home of one of her housekeeping clients, she scrimps and saves for one of her own. Trouble befalls her more than once on her journey to Paris, but eventually fortune smiles on her and she strikes out to make the trip.
Though turned away and mistreated when she arrives at the Dior shop, Mrs. Harris is treated kindly by Marquis de Chassagne (Lambert Wilson). A kind man who invites her as his guest to the show, she is instantly transformed and enchanted by the fashions. Finding the dress she wants and furthermore, bringing it home proves to be a bit more of a challenge.👗‘MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS’: A 1950S DRAMA ABOUT PRETTY THINGS👗 REVIEW OF THE 2022 REVIEW OF THE #MRSHARRISGOESTOPARIS REMAKE. #PARIS #PERIODDRAMA #GOODMOVIE #MOVEIES #MOVIEREVIEW #MOVIEREVIEWS Click To Tweet
Set in the 50s, this is a period drama that’s pretty charming. The script has more meaning than just a beautiful designer dress, and a feature cast who is lovely to know. The lessons the script imparts are a little hard to experience for the characters, particularly the titular character. She’s darling and quite literally the human “door mat” everyone walks over and mistreats. As a result she becomes someone we want to protect at all costs.
The cast is fabulous. Lesley Manville is a veteran we know from things like North & South and The Crown. Then there’s Lucas Bravo from Ticket to Paradise and Alba Baptista as two adorable characters we’re happy to root on. Jason Isaacs also co-stars. In short, everyone is likable. The fashion is also elegant and stunning.
Though movie trivia tells us this wasn’t filmed in Paris, it still has the effect of 1950s Paris and aside from all the historical trash on the streets, there’s still a very Parisian feel. For anyone who enjoys things like Ladies in Black, you may enjoy Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
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CAST: Alba Baptista, Lucas Bravo, Jason Isaacs, Lesley Manville
GENRE: Adaptation, Drama Period Drama
CONTENT: There’s some “mean” comments about someone being unfit to be somewhere and there is some minor innuendo. Minor profanity crops up here and there.