Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work, cohabitating peacefully with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria. Through Maria, Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality just a few floors up on the building's sixth floor, the servants' quarters. He befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids, refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds. The women's influence on the house brings change... muy rapido!
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The period detail grounds it and gives us an interesting look into class as it existed in France some 45 years ago.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 10.20.2011
[It] has drama, comedy, romance and class politics. It also introduces an element of ethnic prejudice to the mix.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 11.10.2011
"The Women on the 6th Floor" is a pleasant movie, even-tempered, a romantic fantasy.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 11.09.2011
A sporadically amusing, occasionally off-putting French farce.Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 10.21.2011