Au Pair Girls

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"The New Sleep-IN Thing!"
  • R
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 4.9  (901)

Au Pair Girls is a 1972 British comedy directed by Val Guest, starring Astrid Frank, Johnny Briggs, Gabrielle Drake, and Me Me Lai. The film follows the lives of four young women from different countries who work as au pairs in London. The girls are all looking for adventure and romance, but they soon discover that life as an au pair is not as glamorous as they had hoped.

The lead character is Gabriella (played by Astrid Frank), an Italian who dreams of finding true love in London. She quickly becomes friends with her fellow au pairs, the French Martine (played by Me Me Lai), the German Astrid (played by Anouska Hempel), and the Swedish Ingrid (played by Gabrielle Drake). The girls are all staying in the same house, and they spend their days taking care of the children and doing household chores. However, they soon realize that they have a lot more free time than they anticipated.

The girls start to explore the city and have fun, going out to nightclubs and meeting new people. Gabriella falls in love with a charming young man named Phil (played by Johnny Briggs), and they begin a passionate romance. However, things start to get complicated when Gabriella discovers that Phil is already married. Meanwhile, Ingrid becomes involved with a wealthy playboy named Tony (played by Julian Barnes), and she has to decide whether to pursue a serious relationship or continue living a carefree life.

As the weeks go by, the girls all have different experiences. Martine has an affair with a married man and learns some hard lessons about love and trust. Astrid struggles to communicate with the family she is working for, as she does not speak fluent English. Ingrid's relationship with Tony becomes more serious, but she starts to regret her decision to leave her old life behind.

The final act of the film sees the girls facing some difficult choices. Gabriella must decide whether to continue her affair with Phil, knowing that he is married. Martine has to confront her lover and come to terms with the end of their relationship. Astrid starts to feel homesick and considers leaving London. Ingrid has to choose between her carefree lifestyle and her blossoming relationship with Tony.

Au Pair Girls is a light-hearted and enjoyable film that captures the spirit of the 1970s. The performances are all strong, with Astrid Frank in particular shining as the lead character. The film features some beautiful shots of London, and the soundtrack is filled with catchy songs from the era. While the plot may seem predictable at times, the film's charm and humor make up for any shortcomings.

Ultimately, Au Pair Girls is a fun and entertaining movie that explores the lives of young women in a new and exciting city. It may not be a classic, but it remains a beloved cult favorite that captures a unique moment in time.

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    1 hr 25 min
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    4.9  (901)