06 Sep 2019s The Cleaning Lady
2019s The Cleaning Lady
The Cleaning Lady stars Alexis Kendra as Alice, a woman who is struggling with toll of an inappropriate relationship she’s in. While trying to make a clean break, she befriends the local maintenance/cleaning lady named Shelly, played by Rachel Alig; Shelly has a badly burned face, and clearly has some other issues, which you learn of as the film progresses. While Alice may not see Shelly’s motives, we begin to see that something is awry.
I’m notoriously not very forgiving of low-budget films unless they’re clearly ridiculous; think “The Velocipastor.”
This one is an exception. I dug this. I enjoyed the slow pacing, which escalates throughout the film. Scoring was decent, cinematography was decent, and acting was decent.
It does suffer from having a lower budget, which isn’t unusual, so there are some places where acting isn’t great, editing may not be great, and some weird choices of shots, but I was able to overlook them.
It’s a creepy story, and I appreciated that it stayed on that path throughout the movie. I’d love to have seen this if there was more money, and hopefully the team behind this will get that chance.