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Maid in Manhattan (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 December 2002 (USA)
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A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ty Ventura (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
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Marisa Ventura is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall, a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride between Manhattan and the Bronx. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language/sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Made in New York  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,711,407 (USA) (13 December 2002)


$1,328,858 (South Africa) (16 May 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) reads is "The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self" by Alice Miller. See more »


Marissa's hair color changes from dark brown to a couple of shades lighter throughout the film. See more »


[first lines]
Marisa: Come on. Get your coat. We gotta go. You have everything?
Ty: Yeah.
Marisa: Hurry up, sweetie. We're late. Ty. Today papí. You're killing me, Ty. Right now you're killing mommy.
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Referenced in Maneater: Part 1 (2009) See more »


Written by Marty Balin
Produced by Mark Batson
Performed by RES
RES appears courtesy of MCA Records
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Cinderella without fragile shoes
14 September 2010 | by (Whidbey Island) – See all my reviews

So it's Cinderella. It's hard to imagine why that would bother anyone who'd seen the trailer, by the time you sit down to watch the movie you know the plot.

I may be the last person on earth to see Jennifer Lopez outside the checkout line. She's not bad looking but didn't impress me all that greatly as an actress, but she did tell the story. This may be a light- weight role for Fiennes (duh!) but I thought he carried it off well. The kid (Ty) was great, and Bob Hoskins was wonderful.

I think Pygmalian (Pretty Woman) is a better story, and Julia Roberts is obviously head and shoulders above Jennifer Lopez, but I certainly don't regret adding it to my Netflix queue!


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