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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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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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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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The pink gown that Jennifer Lopez wears to the fund-raising dinner is a vintage gown from the 1950's. This was stated by Jennifer to a contestant auditioning on American Idol, season 14. The contestant told J.Lo she was a big fan of her & the movie & tried to find a duplicate of that same gown for her prom but was unable to find one. See more »


When Marisa is helping Ty turn his turtleneck right-side-out, she has the shirt in her hands, then suddenly Ty has it on with another shirt over it. 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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A positive note about the movie.
3 September 2004 | by (Herenthout, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I just saw the movie and checked IMDb right away, where I found that this movie only had a score of 4.6 which I find to little. Why? There are some reasons. But first, when I watched this movie I knew always what was going to come, you can see in advance where the movie is going to. This is why I think the movie gets such low score. Unjust I feel, when you go to see this movie or rent it, I assume you know that it's a romantic movie? By the title of the movie you could very much assume that it's a feel good movie. So when you bring these 2 together you pretty much know what's gonna happen if you read the back of the movie box. Why rent it then? For it's purpose, it makes you feel good. Two people falling in love is always a nice thing and seeing how they cross boundary's for that love is even nicer. Thus I think that the movie succeeded in what he was made for. To give people the romance and the good feeling. Go see this movie with your girl/boyfriend if he or she doesn't dislike this kind of movies and sure you will feel happier about your own relationship as well. Because there is nothing heavy about this movie. That's what makes it so good in his genre. Do not watch this movie for super acting skills (although I do not dislike the acting). Do not go and see him for the directors special thricks to tell you things. Go see this movie for the romance and positive note and for sure you will not be disappointed.

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