Maid in Manhattan (2002)



Critic Consensus: Too blandly generic, Maid in Manhattan also suffers from a lack of chemistry between Lopez and Fiennes.

Movie Info

Can a wealthy Republican politician find happiness with a chambermaid from the Bronx? One man is about to find out, though he hardly realizes it at first, in this romantic comedy from director Wayne Wang. Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother who is raising her gifted but under-confident son Ty (Tyler Garcia Posey) on her own, with some help from her mother Veronica (Priscilla Lopez), after divorcing her husband. Marisa works as a housekeeper at the exclusive Beresford Hotel in … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some language/sexual references)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Hughes, Kevin Wade
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 2003
Box Office: $93.8M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


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as Marisa Ventura

as Caroline Lane

as John Bextrum

as Lionel

as Stephanie

as Leezette

as Keef Townsend

as Anouk Guedj

as Lily Kim

as Monique Guedj

as Pilates Instructor

as Bus Driver

as Ty's Teacher

as Frances

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as Telephone Operator

as Reporter

as Telephone Operator

as Paparazzi

as Full Monty

as Concierge

as Harry Schiff

as Reporter

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as Roosevelt Maid

as Ninth Grade Boy

as Lead Singer

as NY1 Reporter

as NY1 Reporter

as WPIX Reporter

as Journalist

as Mr. Lefferts

as Mrs. Lefferts

as Mr. Lefferts' Girlfr...

as Christopher Marshall...

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as Mrs. Lefferts

as Shopper

as Shopper

as Autograph Girl

as Roosevelt Manager

as News Commentator

as Power Politician

as Political Supporter

as Roosevelt Food Manag...

as Congressman Grey

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as Rufus the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Maid in Manhattan

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (36)

Talented individuals labour over the contrivances in this lightweight romance, and if the result's fluff, at least it's painless.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Instead of a fairy tale, we have a tale told without imagination. It's Cinderella gone stale.

Full Review… | March 22, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Not so much a movie as a collection of career moves.

Full Review… | January 13, 2003
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Undeniably pleasing if not particularly memorable.

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
Common Sense Media

The usual cookie cutter romantic comedy material you'd expect from Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

So routine that just about everyone involved looks bored.

Full Review… | February 6, 2009

Audience Reviews for Maid in Manhattan


This is an enjoyable sunday afternoon movie! Its light hearted cute and amusing, sends a message as well. Enjoyable.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Actually not bad. There's no goofy, embarrassing hijinx like in other romantic comedies. The mistaken identity plot is played straight. The socioeconomic commentary is adequate for what is primarily a love story, and I like how Marisa's son gets to build a bond with his mother's suitor too. There is also no given that Chris and Marisa live happily ever after. The magazine covers in the credits say, "One year and still going strong." Nice touch, movie.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Cute, silly rom-com with Lopez and Ralph Fiennes an unexpectedly compatible team. Natasha Richardson is most amusing playing a society nitwit.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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