Margarita is a Nanny to a high flying couple with a fourteen year old daughter. She has been with them a number of years and seems to do everything for them as well as being the daughter's best friend, teacher and confidante. She is also a lesbian and has a girlfriend who seems to want to keep her at arms length outside of their physical relationship. Well the couple Ben and Gail have had a run of bad luck in the cash flow department. A string of bad investments and bad career choices has left them financially embarrassed.
Well they have to make cutbacks and so they have to think the unthinkable and `let Margarita go'. Margarita, meanwhile, has spotted the slide in their fortunes and has been doing economy measures for some time, as well as fixing computers, mending the gutter, clearing the drive and servicing the hot tub - she is also drop dead gorgeous. Well once they have told her that she has to go the consequences for everyone become very apparent, very quick - and that's when they find out she is also an illegal immigrant.
This is just a wonderful film, Nicola Correia Damude ('Havana 57') as Margarita is sensational but a special word has to be said for Patrick McKenna as Ben who is marvellous, funny, and an all round entertainer who you can't help feeling sorry for him even when he is trying to fire Margarita. Everyone is great in this and the direction is excellent from Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert they worked together before on `Finn's Girl' so they knew they could deliver and deliver they have in absolute spades. One of the best films I have seen for ages and I can not recommend highly enough - a comedy with social comment and a bucket of human emotion and it's Canadian - what is not to like?