Live-In Maid
Live-In Maid (2007)

A once-wealthy Buenos Aires socialite who has fallen on hard times finds the roles between herself and her longtime live-in maid suddenly reversed in director Jorge Gaggero's class-conscious drama. Mrs. Beba is a 58-year-old woman whose… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Live-In Maid is an insightful character piece with standout performances and a poignant slice of Argentina life.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Live-in Maid is a study of two women who appear not to like each other very much, yet their link makes for a moving drama about friendship.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A vivid portrait of a society in the midst of wrenching change, but it transcends its immediate context to become a thoughtful, even unforgettable, chamber piece, performed with exquisite subtlety by two fine actresses.

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Louis Proyect

Incisive study of class relationships between a pauperized would-be aristocratic woman and the maid who is increasingly ready to break free.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

[A] simply told, but emotionally robust movie.

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Steven Winn
San Francisco Chronicle

Live-In Maid is a modest chamber piece enriched by its affecting human harmonies and overtones.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

From the rooms and spaces which house the two women to the slow unraveling of their history together, Live In Maid is a wonder of economic storytelling.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

It paints a lovely, intimate portrait of a complex relationship and shows a side of Latin American life we rarely see on American screens.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Even if I knew how things turned out in Live-In Maid, a fine Argentinean film with English subtitles, I wouldn't give away the ending.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

As a character study it carries a quiet, almost serene dramatic power as well as a strong current of dark humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
Poignant and masterful, Live-In Maid is an involving unorthodox presentation of the averse relationship, more appropriately, friendship, of an imperious… More
Randy Tippy
A well crafted film study of declining social status and precarious friendships. Understated and subtle but brilliantly presented.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Live-in Maid" is set around the financial crisis that crippled the Argentinian economy in 2001. Beba(Norma Aleandro) has not… More