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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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Wayne Wang

Writers:

John Hughes (story) (as Edmond Dantès), Kevin Wade (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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This Christmas ... love checks in. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in New York See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,711,407, 15 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$94,011,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,906,693
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The last film co-produced by Hughes Entertainment, the production company John Hughes founded in 1987. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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 waste your time - watch "Sabrina" once again instead!
29 December 2004 | by debblystSee all my reviews

The story? Cliché, cliché, cliché, the umpteenth remake of Cinderella with not a single interesting addition. The script? Formula (and lame at that). The cast? Jennifer Lopez's turn as Cinderella/Sabrina proves she does not remotely belong to "rags-to-Princess" roles; she is galaxies away from Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly (or even "Pretty Woman" Julia Roberts), no matter how expensive the jewelry or costumes she wears. Ralph Fiennes seems to be on an O.D. of Prozac, with a perennial foolish smile on his face, wishing he were Cary (or even Hugh!) Grant -- shame to see a talented actor in such a puffy role. Natasha Richardson is wasted in the obligatory dumb blonde part, Stanley Tucci hams it up irritatingly, Bob Hoskins knows and shows his role is an embarrassment. On a less negative note, kid Tyler Posey is a real charmer, and manages to survive his "cutie" part. The direction? Well, no doubt Wayne Wang is a professional and I hope he was paid a LOT of money to lend his prestigious name to this fluffy cake - I only wish the word "professionalism" were taken more seriously, as in "professional integrity"...Where is the Wayne Wang that directed the surrealistic "Life is Cheap...But Toilet Paper is Expensive" and the cool "Smoke"?

Sit through this only if you are in a hypoglycemic fit; otherwise watch "Sabrina" once again and marvel at real star power, witty dialog and charm to spare!


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