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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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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$93,815,117 (USA) (28 March 2003)
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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 »

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A jogging woman in the park (pony tail, red hair, walkman, grey clothes) can be seen jogging in different directions in a very short period. 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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Don't Know Why
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by Norah Jones
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Defining Moments
17 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a warm-heated story with a predictable plot. It may not be a great film, but but it is good entertainment. And the highlight of the movie may be hidden in a soliloquy, rather than revealed at the end. Every good story offers hope and this film delivers that. Its characters also experience transformation thanks to several easily-overlooked defining moments. So watch and enjoy the film for entertainment. Then watch it again, and again, for the pleasure of discovering the tapestry of truths it contains.

This is every bit as good a film as "The Wedding Planner" and Fiennes portrays a politico who learns the world doesn't revolve around himself. To some that might seem like fantasy, but it doesn't detract from the story. The supporting cast is a delightful menagerie. And perhaps the best role is that of Lionel Bloch, played by Bob Hoskins, who portrayed Smee in "Hook."

This isn't just another chick flick. And guys may need a few Kleenex. They will definitely be glad that Jennifer Lopez didn't wear another dress.


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