Maid in Manhattan

Directed By: Wayne Wang Starring: Ralph Fiennes Jennifer Lopez

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by on 5/31/2007

This movie is worth seeing it is great for kids,family or just to sit down and watch i enjoy watching this movie again my kids loved this movie i think it teaches our kids to keep your dreams alive that anything is possible

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Maid in manhattan is the story of a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of nyc, who is a maid in a 1st classhotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, she meets a handsome heir, who believes she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night.


Studio Sony
SKU 40217493
UPC 043396097483
UPC 14 00043396097483
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Rating Rating
New York City
Romantic Comedy
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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 another Beresford tenant, and is mistaken by Christopher as 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 she is often right under his nose. While the film is always lighthearted and fun, it does not shy away from foregrounding 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.
New York Times "...You would have to go back to Claudette Colbert or the young Lauren Bacall to find an actress capable of projecting so much erotic self-confidence in a single gaze..." 12/13/2002 p.E1
Variety "...Jennifer Lopez revels in the star role....Fiennes hasn't looked so relaxed onscreen since moments in THE ENGLISH PATIENT..." 12/02/2002 p.40-1
Box Office "...Lopez shines....The heroine is written as a classic underdog...Lopez invests her with the extra dose of dignity and quiet determination that gives her substance..." 03/01/2003 p.61
Wayne Wang
Ralph Fiennes
Jennifer Lopez
Cast & Crew
Chris Eigeman - Actor
Frances Conroy - Actor
Jennifer Lopez - Actor
Natasha Richardson - Actor
Ralph Fiennes - Actor
Stanley Tucci - Actor
Tyler Posey - Actor
Karl Walter Lindenlaub - Cinematographer
Wayne Wang - Director
Craig McKay - Editor
Alan Silvestri - Original Music
Deborah Schindler - Producer
Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas - Producer
Paul Schiff - Producer
Jane Musky - Production Designer
Kevin Wade - Screenplay
Technical Info
Catalog ID 09748
UPC 00043396097483
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 105 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review It's a match that could be made only in Hollywood: Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes. That the combination is pleasing and not just tolerable--that the sight of Fiennes putting his lizard lips on Lopez doesn't make the skin crawl but in fact seems nice--is the saving grace of Maid in Manhattan, a Cinderella story with star appeal going for it and everything else against it.
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review Adjectives such as "nice" and "pleasant" may seem like left-handed compliments--or, worse, ironic putdowns--in an era when too much of what passes for film criticism has been reduced to extremes of fulsome praise or ferocious sarcasm. But those are the very words, along with "charming" and maybe even "sweet," that I would use to describe Maid in Manhattan, an undemandingly agreeable trifle that should satisfy anyone in search of an old-fashioned Cinderella story at the megaplex.
Reviewer Joe Leydon
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Maid in Manhattan is a skillful, glossy, formula picture, given life by the appeal of its stars. It has a Meet Cute of stunning audacity, it has a classic Fish Out of Water, it works the Idiot Plot Syndrome overtime to avoid solving a simple misunderstanding, and there won't be a person in the audience who can't guess exactly how it will turn out. Yet it goes through its paces with such skill and charm that, yes, I enjoyed it.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Lopez,Jennifer
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter Maid in Manhattan has charm on its side.
Pat Collins, WWOR-TV The best romantic comedy since Pretty Woman!
Ty Burr, Boston Globe A lovably old-school Hollywood confection.
Ebert and Roeper Two thumbs up!

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