A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.


Wayne Wang


John Hughes (story) (as Edmond Dantès), Kevin Wade (screenplay)
4,369 ( 418)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Marisa Ventura
Ralph Fiennes ... Christopher Marshall
Natasha Richardson ... Caroline Lane
Stanley Tucci ... Jerry Siegel
Tyler Posey ... Ty Ventura (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
Frances Conroy ... Paula Burns
Chris Eigeman ... John Bextrum
Amy Sedaris ... Rachel Hoffberg
Marissa Matrone ... Stephanie Kehoe
Priscilla Lopez ... Veronica Ventura
Bob Hoskins ... Lionel Bloch
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Cora
Maddie Corman ... Leezette
Sharon Wilkins Sharon Wilkins ... Clarice
Jayne Houdyshell ... Carmen


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The book Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) reads, is "The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self" by Alice Miller. See more »


When Maria storms into the toilets to confront Steph about applying for the management job behind her back, her necklace is outside her collar, but later in the scene the necklace is tucked underneath her uniform. 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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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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I thought it was ok
26 April 2004 | by thisizaustinSee all my reviews

This wasn't one of my favorite movies, but I wouldn't mind watching it again. I am glad I didn't pay for it!! I thought JLo wasn't as bad in this as she has been in others. She actually did a great job of portraying "real" emotion as a single mother. (which wouldn't be too easy for her considering she doesn't have any kids) But she didn't seem to even like Ralph in the movie let alone "love" him.

As for Ralph, come on!! He plays a GREAT scary/creepy guy but I don't think he should ever do a romantic comedy again. Yes he had some really sweet lines, but they would have been so much sweeter if delivered from a heart breaker like Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, or Johnny Dep. Everytime he smiled I thought he looked like he was about to slash her thoat (not saying that would have been a bad thing) The sweetest part of the movie was the stuffed penguin.

They didn't have a drop of chemistry. But all in all it wasn't TOO bad. It was still a sweet story.

I did like Stanley Tucci in this and the maid that put in JLo's application (not sure what her name is) I thought they were at least believable.

I gave it a 6/10 for enjoyment value.

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Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,711,407, 15 December 2002

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2.39 : 1
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