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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marisa Ventura
... Christopher Marshall
... Caroline Lane
... Jerry Siegel
... Ty Ventura (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
... Paula Burns
... John Bextrum
... Rachel Hoffberg
... Stephanie Kehoe
... Veronica Ventura
... Lionel Bloch
... Cora
... Leezette
Sharon Wilkins ... Clarice
... 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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13 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Made in New York  »

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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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Trivia

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

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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 »

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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References The Full Monty (1997) See more »

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Come Away With Me
Written and Performed by Norah Jones
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Cinderella without fragile shoes
14 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

So it's Cinderella. It's hard to imagine why that would bother anyone who'd seen the trailer, by the time you sit down to watch the movie you know the plot.

I may be the last person on earth to see Jennifer Lopez outside the checkout line. She's not bad looking but didn't impress me all that greatly as an actress, but she did tell the story. This may be a light- weight role for Fiennes (duh!) but I thought he carried it off well. The kid (Ty) was great, and Bob Hoskins was wonderful.

I think Pygmalian (Pretty Woman) is a better story, and Julia Roberts is obviously head and shoulders above Jennifer Lopez, but I certainly don't regret adding it to my Netflix queue!

Van


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