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Maid in Manhattan (2002)

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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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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This Christmas ... love checks in. See more »

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

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13 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Made in New York  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$93,815,117 (USA) (28 March 2003)
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Trivia

the 2nd time Jennifer Lopez took over a project from Minnie Driver, who turned it down. the first was 'the wedding planner'. (SAG conversations with Minnie Driver) See more »

Goofs

When Marisa gets in and is changing back into her uniform, she is buttoning her shirt and misses one. In the next shot the missed button is buttoned. See more »

Quotes

[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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Yes We Can Can
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Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Enterprises
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A captivating present day Cinderella story.
24 October 2004 | by (Mississauga, Canada) – See all my reviews

Fortune Magazine ranked Jennifer Lopez one of the top twenty richest Americans under the age of forty. She is also one terrific actress, because she played a very believable maid in a Manhatten hotel. Combined with the excellent acting, the John Hughes script kept the story moving at a good pace right from the word go.

Your feeling about this movie may depend on your own personal experiences. I was lucky enough to fall in love at first sight 36 years ago and have been in love with the same person ever since, so I believe that fairytale romances can happen. To me, watching "Maid In Manhatten" was a like reliving the thrill of a great romance all over again.

Jennifer Lopez's 10 year old son in the movie helped to make the story all the more believable and increased the viewers sympathy for his hard working mother. Some people did not like this movie because the end seemed predictable. So what! The journey to the end was a very enjoyable ride. 8 out of 10.


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