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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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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$1,328,858 (South Africa) (16 May 2003)
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Story writer John Hughes requested that his name be removed from the credits as the finished product had very little of his original script, which was set in Chicago. His pseudonym Edmond Dantes comes from the title character of Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père. Hughes used the same credit in Beethoven (1992) and Drillbit Taylor (2008). See more »

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Maria's hair length changes when the Senator comes to get her at her new job after his speech. See more »

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[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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Fantasy for a single mom ?
25 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice fantasy romance starring Jennifer Lopez that seems to rank high amongst her fans.

Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a single parent maid working at a high end hotel in Manhattan. She meets Chris (Ralph Finnes) a wealthy politician who finds her son cute and also falls for her head over heels, but he thinks she's also from a privileged background. Soon he finds out her true identity. Will her romance survive ?

This is a modern day Cinderella story. By no effort of her own, she goes from a maid to becoming affiliated with the highest echelon of the society. Coveted, desired and protected by a strong man who also likes her son and is very nice to him as well. It's an escapism, but it works.

The opinions may be divided on this movie. Some may find the story too convenient. Other's may find the story a transporting experience for 100 minutes. One thing is for sure. If someone else played the lead, this movie would have been just a soap opera, but credit goes to Jennifer Lopez for turning a flop into a box office success. She brings quality to the movie that wouldn't deserve the class if she wasn't in it.


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