This movie is not to be confused with Maid in Manhattan or any of number of maid themed porn videos that can be found online. This is also not the American answer to Downton Abbey.
I had totally forgotten this slice of '80s heaven until it found me. So I sat down, took it in and was immediately whisked away to a magical place called 1987 where I drank apple juice, ate tuna fish sandwiches and watched this movie when I was done practicing my violin. There might have been a My Little Pony sitting next to me at the time, I don't know.
The question is, how has this movie held up now that almost 30 years have gone by?
The plot for those of you who never saw it is that Ally Sheedy, years after her stint in breakfast clubs and St. Elmo's Fires (possibly around the same time as Short Circuit) plays a spoiled rich girl who is about to get un-Cinderellafied, thanks to a fairy godmother who comes in the form of the mom from the Vacation movies. So she becomes a maid and learns important life lessons like how to treat other maids and how to hit on hunky chauffers with budding music careers.
Once again, a classic movie trope - the sassy black friend!
"She's white and therefore I have no faith in her as a maid. Also, I'm a cook and not a singer. Not that you asked."
She learns how to ride a bus - I think this was the low point in her character arc.
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