Ada Harris (Lesley Manville) has never asked for anything. A hardworking cleaning woman in 1950s London, she spends her days cleaning up other peoples’ messes with an indestructible smile on her face, reliably spreading positivity everywhere she goes. But when she discovers the magic of Dior in the form of an employers’ dress, she realizes that it’s finally time for her to treat herself. Ada becomes dead-set on acquiring the hefty funds required to visit Dior’s luxurious Paris headquarters, using her British cunning and persevering through a number of faux pas and social blunders along the way. Mrs. Harris does indeed end up making it to Paris (thanks for the spoiler, movie title) and while there, she unsurprisingly butts up against an abundance of trials and tribulations as she pursues the dress of her dreams.
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