August 14, 2022

The Maid on Netflix – A Review

While theatres are back with a few movies and scanty audience, one show that actually got us to watch on a binge was The Maid on Netflix.

Alex is an young aspiring writer but also a mum to a two-year-old Maddy. Things go in successive count wrong in Alex’s life as she is soon homeless, has to take care of Maddy, find a steady job and much more.

The series is inspired by Stephanie Land‘s memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.

From the series- The Maid on Netflix- 2021

Alex has a problematic husband whom she is trying to run away from though he has been the primary breadwinner. The Maid showcases how poverty exists in the dreamland of United States and how roles can be reversed where a supposedly white young woman has to literally turn the world upside down to make ends meet.

From a Mom’s perspective the movie is brilliant in its struggles of daily life juggles, dilemmas, an alcoholic and bossy Dad, husband, undiagnosed Bi-polar mom and so much more. Margaret Qualley as a maid, mother, daughter portrays the role brilliantly in this ten-part series. The other actors, Andie MacDowell as the mother, Nick Robinson as the father of Maddy, struggling to hold on to a job, fighting addiction of alcoholism among other vices play very well too. The rags to coping mechanisms of a mum, determination of a woman is etched well from the true life inspired story.

Watch it on Netflix. Mums and Stories gives it 5 on 5

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