3.5

The Women on the 6th Floor

Comedy


 

In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

The character roles are straight jacketed by class stereotypes, both the salt-of-the-earth maids and their fuss-pot employers. The movie comes close to being patronising and mightn't have worked in a current day setting, however audiences can smile nostalgically at what is a charming and humorous class-comedy set in a previous century. "Women on the 6th Floor" is best not viewed from a social political perspective, but rather enjoyed for its gentle humour and captivating plot. Hope that the women upstairs never come down to earth.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 15th December 2011
102 mins