||MAID IN MANHATTAN: Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB, SMOKE) updates the familiar Cinderella story in this charming romantic comedy. Jennifer Lopez stars as Marissa Ventura, a beautiful young woman who divides her time between her precocious son, Ty (Tyler Posey), and her housekeeping duties at the Beresford, an upscale Manhattan hotel. When the boyish and affluent politician Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes) shares an amusing elevator ride with Ty, he subsequently meets Marissa. As luck would have it, Marissa is mischievously sporting an exotic Dolce & Gabbana gown belonging to a Beresford tenant, and is mistaken by Christopher for a guest of the hotel. The two undeniably hit it off, but Marissa is unable to reveal her working-class secret, afraid of losing her job. Christopher is completely smitten and makes numerous attempts to locate her, despite the comedic fact that she is often right under his nose. While the film is always lighthearted and fun, it does not shy away from foregrounding ethnic, race, and class issues, devoting much screen time to Marissa's coworkers and their struggles to survive. As a rags-to-riches fairy tale, MAID IN MANHATTAN hits all the right notes.^FOOLS RUSH IN: After their rash one-night-stand results in an unanticipated pregnancy, two virtual strangers--a stuffy, upwardly mobile white Manhattanite and an intense Chicana artist--impetuously decide to tie the knot Vegas-style. But can they survive the pressures of their worlds-apart backgrounds and fall in love for real?