Maid in Manhattan (2002)

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Maid in Manhattan (2002)
  • Time: 105 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Director: Wayne Wang
  • Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci

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.

One review

  • Remember the romantic comedy Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts? This is very similar but moved across the pond: a famous person accidentally meeting and falling in love with a regular guy/girl. Keeping the romance secret, the breakup and the concluding press conference where all the pieces fall together.

    Too bad Ralph Fiennes is stiff as a board compared with Hugh Grant and the romance between him and Marisa the maid is quite unconvincing. Jennifer Lopez fares pretty well but I wish she would broaden her range of roles and play something else than gorgeous but feisty Latino women.

    The message that the high and mighty usually ignores maids, butlers, waiters or servants got lost somewhere and in the end the spunky maid wasn’t a maid at all but management material. But what can you expect from a romantic comedy?

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