Watch: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – In partnership with the House of Dior, Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior..
Plot: 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.
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|7.1/10 Votes: 10,282|
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I don’t know if I would have been quite so anxious to see this movie, or if I would have liked it as much, if Lesley Manville was not playing Mrs. Harris, but fortunately she was.
An unlikely confluence of events happen to and around Mrs. Harris that seem to add up to an unlikely scenario of her saving money to buy the Dior dress, such as her winning the football pools (lottery). But science fiction and superhero movies would not exist if we all insisted upon realistic stories, so I had no issue suspending my disbelief.
It is a sweet film, and sometimes I need one of those to offset the dramas and hard-luck characters in many movies (those “realistic” plots). It features a fine ensemble cast, most of whom I didn’t recognize from other British productions but who did well.
So I am sure I will watch the movie again someday. I have to laugh looking at a few 1-star reviews on another website. Just for kicks I checked the other reviews by those angry viewers (I mean 1-star instead of say, 4 stars? Really?). One of them only had 1-star reviews, about 30 of them, which makes me question whether they even wtatched them, and another didn’t watch a single other movie that I have seen, so I guess there is a reason they disagree with me so strongly. But I am sure you are not so judgmental, so give it a try.
Lesley Manville is clearly having some good fun playing the eponymous, widowed, wartime cleaner. One of her clients, “Lady Dant” (Anna Chancellor) is not so hot when it comes to settling her bills, but she does have a Dior dress – and at £500 this is a dream for “Mrs. Harris”. Determined to have one for herself, she works extra hard, saves her pension – even has a flutter on the dogs before arriving at the Salon Dior armed with rolled up ten shilling notes. The slightly snobbish staff want little to do with her, but fortunately the debonaire “Marquis de Chassagne” (Lambert Wilson) agrees to take her in to the show as his guest, and finance fellow “André” points out to the rather snooty manager “Claudine” (Isabelle Huppert) that the cash is not to be sniffed at… What now ensues are some fun escapades as she manages to acquire a dream frock, but has to linger in Paris whilst it is made-to-measure for her. This exposes her to the benign charms of the Marquis and also sees her make new friends and have some once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It’s flighty and fun, peppered with a good dose of British fair-play and pragmatism, and features a script that is delivered effortlessly by a cast that all combine well on screen. The ending is a touch contrived, but this is a feel-good film that does warm the cockles of your heart a bit and illustrates the birth of large scale high street couture.
So….. (horrible Americanism), but so, my wife was given the choice between 3 films at the cinema. 1 – Decision to leave, a Korean murder mystery noir from the acclaimed director of Oldboy. 2 – Triangle of Sadness, the palm d’or winning social satire about the super rich on a cruise ship that goes terribly wrong for them. 3 – Mrs Harris goes to Paris, a whimsical film about a London born and bred working class cleaner (are there any other types of cleaners?) who dreams of buying a D’ior dress in 1950s Paris, hence the title. Guess which my wife chose??? Yes, number 3. Well, apart from saying “I do” of course, it was the best decision she has ever made. I LOVED it! Complete fluffy nonsense with not a hint of bleakness. Ken Loach this was not, and to be fair, all the better for it. It was a tribute to human kindness and an absolute joy from start to finish. I even cried when the ever so obvious occurrence occurred. Reminded me of The Last Bus – also starring a British icon Timothy Spall (Mrs Harris is played by the brilliant Lesley Manville). Watch it – and you’ll be a better person for it! 8 out of ten.
A Harmless Treat
If you come in expecting to be told a fairytale, you will not be disappointed. It is a well-executed fairytale meant to teach morals as opposed to be realistic. It’s ‘Cinderella’ meets ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ meets ‘Pretty Woman’ with a dash of ‘The Phantom of the Open’.
Above all: this film is a chocolate chip cookie. We all know what goes into a chocolate chip cookie and we all recognize how one should taste. Despite the familiarity, a chocolate chip cookie done well remains a treat.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Anthony Fabian
Writer Paul Gallico, Carroll Cartwright, Anthony Fabian
Actors Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson
Country United Kingdom, Canada, France, Hungary, Belgium
Awards 2 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package