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

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13 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$258,936 (Japan) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$1,328,858 (South Africa) (16 May 2003)
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John Hughes was originally set to direct from his own screenplay, titled "The Chambermaid" with Hilary Swank as the lead. In January 2001 the Dallas Morning News reported that Hughes would produce only, with a start date of March 2001. Al Cohn of the Illinois Film Office was hired as location manager for the shoot. By July Variety was reporting that both Hughes and Swank were out and Jennifer Lopez was in negotiations for the lead. Wayne Wang was hired as director in October 2001 with a new screenplay by Kevin Wade, which updated the story from the 1920s. Sandra Bullock had expressed interest in the lead at one point, and Julia Roberts passed on the script early on. See more »

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[first lines]
Marisa: Come on. Get your coat. We gotta go. You have everything?
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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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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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