With the glow word of the week being kindness I wanted to touch on a great movie that encapsulates our focus. It’s on the top 10 list on Netflix this week and there is a good reason. It’s a heartwarmer and feel-good movie full of charm, love, friendship and fashion. Pop on your fluffy slippers, grab the girlies, wine and treats and be entertained by Mrs Harris.
The film tells the story of Mrs. Ada Harris, a widowed cleaning lady from London who becomes obsessed with the idea of owning a Dior dress. Determined to fulfil her dream, Mrs Harris scrimps and saves her earnings to travel to Paris and purchase the dress from the renowned fashion house.
Set in the 1950s, “Mrs Harris Goes to Paris” beautifully captures the post-war era with its stunning costumes and nostalgic atmosphere. The movie showcases the stark contrast between Mrs Harris’s humble life in London and the opulent world of high fashion in Paris.
Once in Paris, Mrs Harris encounters a series of obstacles on her quest to acquire the dress. She faces challenges due to her lack of social status and financial means. However, her perseverance and spirit win over the people she meets along the way, including a sympathetic dressmaker, a helpful French businessman, and a French Countess.
The film explores themes of aspiration, the power of dreams, and the transformative nature of fashion. Mrs Harris’s journey to Paris represents a personal and emotional transformation as she gains confidence, self-worth, and a sense of belonging. Through her interactions with various characters, the movie highlights the importance of human connections, kindness, and compassion.
One of the strengths of “Mrs Harris Goes to Paris” is the stellar performance by Lesley Manville . She brings Mrs. Harris to life with her impeccable acting skills, infusing the character with warmth, determination, and vulnerability. Manville’s portrayal captures the essence of Mrs Harris’s journey and resonates with the audience, making her a relatable and endearing protagonist.
The film also showcases the exquisite costumes created by the fashion designer Christian Dior. The intricately designed dresses, particularly the iconic Dior dress that Mrs Harris desires, are showcased throughout the movie, adding a visual feast to the narrative.
So take a minute and be entertained by this wonderful movie!