kev11_79’s review published on Letterboxd:
Roma takes the viewer into the life of Cleo, a maid who works for a wealthy family in Mexico. Initially, everything seems to be fine and the family is portrayed as a happy, loving, and cohesive unit. However, as the story unfolds, the family starts to unravel and so does Cleo's personal life. Roma is ultimately a tragic story that happens in the midst of political turmoil in the country. In this film, anything that can go wrong does go wrong. For example, Cleo gets pregnant about halfway through the film and her boyfriend walks out on her upon hearing the news. She then goes into labor in the middle of a riot and the baby is born dead. The family she works for also goes through a divorce. All of these sad events make the viewer feel sympathetic for all the characters involved. Also, one positive aspect of the story is that there is a sense of comradery between Cleo and the family. Despite being their maid, the family treats Cleo respectfully and as if she is just another member of the family. Ultimately, Roma is a film about sticking together to get through tough times.