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A hard-working, intelligent and determined single mother dreams of a better life. While struggling as a housekeeper at Manhattan’s first-class Beresford Hotel, she falls for a rising politician, who mistakenly assumes she’s a socialite guest at the hotel.
PROFANITY: 2 GD's, 4 S-words, 2 A-words. Just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Just some cleavage and a couple sleep together (nothing shown). VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: None COMEDY: Very funny. It's often a heartwarming, feel-good type of humor.
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Review Average "There's an oversize Cinderella-slipper problem here,
though, and it belongs to the prince. Or, more specifically, to a wan and watery
Ralph Fiennes, desperately miscast as a supposedly dashing Senate candidate...''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Below Average "It's entirely possible for a formulaic motion
picture to be enjoyable. Conventional storytelling is not necessarily a bad
thing, but it has to be accomplished with zest and verve. Maid in Manhattan
isn't just predictable – it's badly acted, blandly directed, and could have
been scripted by someone who just graduated from elementary school.''
"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.''
Review Above Average "Maid in Manhattan proves that it's easier to
change the sheets than to change hackneyed concepts when it comes to dreaming up
romantic comedies. Even attractively cast ones.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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It's easy to see that "Maid In Manhattan" is a big hit with moviegoers. These are some outstanding opinions. And guys, this is not just a "chick flick." As you can see, the guys rated it nearly as high as the ladies. I highly recommend "Maid In Manhattan" to everyone! (Ladies, you might want to bring a tissue.)
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(Jennifer Lopez) has made a good life for herself and her ten-year-old son, Ty
(Tyler Garcia Posey), even if they don't have a lot of money. One Saturday
morning Marisa brings Ty to the Beresford. She asks a co-worker to keep an eye
on him for her while she and another maid, Stephanie (Marissa Matrone), attend
to their chores. One of the hotel guests, a spoiled socialite, Caroline Lane
(Natasha Richardson), asks Marisa to return some designer clothes for her. After
Caroline leaves, Stephanie coaxes Marisa into trying them on before taking them
back to the store. In an uncharacteristically frivolous moment, Marisa slips
into the chic, expensive outfits.
Ty appears at the door
with the handsome Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), an aspiring U.S. Senator
and one of Manhattan's most eligible bachelors. Ty has come to ask Marisa's
permission to walk through Central Park with Christopher and his dog Rufus.
Christopher is immediately attracted to Marisa. Assuming she is a hotel guest,
he asks her to join them. She is about to refuse, but Stephanie intervenes and
accepts for her.
Despite the obvious
sparks between them, Marisa is reluctant to encourage Christopher, fearing she'll
lose all that she's worked so hard to build. But he pursues her, even though
it could compromise his political career.
As romance, mistaken
identity and front-page gossip collide, Marisa and Christopher learn that the
bigger your dreams, the better the chance they might come true.