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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.


Wayne Wang


John Hughes (story) (as Edmond Dantès), Kevin Wade (screenplay)
3,135 ( 142)
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »





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


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 actress playing Jennifer Lopez' mother, Priscilla Lopez, isn't her mother in real life despite the fact they share the same surname. See more »


When Marisa gets in and is changing back into her uniform, she is buttoning her shirt and misses one. In the next shot the missed button is buttoned. 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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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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I liked it
2 August 2007 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I rented Maid in Manhattan the other day and watched it last night, but before I had watched it, I looked at the rating on IMDb and I saw the low rating and I was like "Oh, no, I've picked another bad movie". I don't know why I wanted to see this movie, just I figured I needed a romantic comedy in my selection, so I just grabbed it and even after that rating I thought this was going to be a bad movie. But as it turns out this really wasn't a bad movie at all. Yeah, it has minor flaws here and there, this isn't movie of the year, but over all I would say that it was pretty cute.

Marisa is a single mom in Manhattan who is a working maid in one of the top hotels. She is also up for a big promotion as a manager and is hoping to help her fellow employees. When she and a co-worker are just fooling around and wondering what it's like to try on over 5,000 dollars worth of clothes, Marisa gets caught by a politician who her son is excited to meet. She has to convince him that nothing can happen between them without letting him know what she did and who she really is, but it might be too strong of a connection for both of them to let go so easily.

Maid in Manhattan is predictable and I think Marisa's character wasn't really as developed as I would like her to be because she came off as kinda rude and judgmental. But over all, I wouldn't say this is a 4.5 rated movie, I think people were probably just jumping on the movie because it is Jennifer Lopez, I would agree, I'm not into her either, but I can't resist if I do like a movie or not and I wanna be honest if I like a movie. So please just give the movie a shot if you're looking for a sweet romantic comedy.


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Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in New York See more »


Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,711,407, 15 December 2002

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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