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Maid in Manhattan (2002)

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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)


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)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The second time the casting of Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez have crossed paths. Lopez previously replaced Bullock in Enough. See more »


Maria's hair length changes when the Senator comes to get her at her new job after his speech. 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 Stuck on You (2003) See more »


I'm Coming Out
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
Produced by Cory Rooney and Loren Dawson
Performed by Amerie
Amerie appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Dear Ralph, Natasha, and Bob - WHY?????
7 September 2003 | by (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I can understand Jennifer Lopez being in this stupid piece of fluff that has no point, but why, oh WHY were the other actors in it? Three great British actors: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Bob Hoskins - I know they can do better than this! J-Lo was good in the Wedding Planner, but watching this movie made me realize what a lousy actress she really is. The story is one that's been told a hundred thousand times - and has been done a hundred thousand times better. There was nothing new here, no new ideas, not even a good laugh. They call it a romantic comedy, but it's not. It's J-Lo pouting for two hours. Ralph and Natasha try to throw in some comedic elements, but they're stuck with really unfunny lines (Natasha's "I've been dumped" speech for one). Bob Hoskins has the one good speech in the entire film, but even he can't save it. Why was he in it? Why? I don't think we'll ever know.

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