DVD 105 mins IMDB 4.6 (16,652 votes)
PG-13
Maid in Manhattan
Columbia Pictures (2002)
In Collection
#61

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3

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Yes
(2003 )
Comedy, Romance
USA  /  English

Jennifer Lopez Marisa Ventura
Ralph Fiennes Christopher 'Chris' Marshall, N.Y. Assemblyman
Natasha Richardson Caroline Lane
Stanley Tucci Jerry Siegel
Tyler Posey Ty Ventura (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
Frances Conroy Paula Burns
Chris Eigeman John Bextrum, Personnel Manager
Amy Sedaris Rachel Hoffberg
Marissa Matrone Stephanie Kehoe, Maid
Priscilla Lopez Veronica Ventura
Christopher Eigeman John Bextrum
Bob Hoskins Lionel Bloch
Tyler Garcia Posey Ty Ventura
Lisa Roberts Gillan Cora
Maddie Corman Leezette
Sharon Wilkins Clarice, Maid
Jayne Houdyshell Carmen

Director Wayne Wang
Producer Paul Schiff; Deborah Schindler; Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Writer John Hughes; Kevin Wade
Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Musician Alan Silvestri
User Credit 1 Craig McKay
User Credit 2 Albert Wolsky

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 Manhattan, where her boss Paula Burns (Frances Conroy) and chief butler Lionel Bloch (Bob Hoskins) urge Marisa and her best friend and fellow maid Stephanie (Marissa Matrone) to be as efficient and inconspicuous as possible. One day, while cleaning the room of noted socialite Caroline Lane (Natasha Richardson), Stephanie spies a beautiful designer gown and dares Marisa to try it on; against her better judgment, she does, and while all dolled up, she bumps into Chris Matthew (Ralph Fiennes), a wealthy and well-bred bachelor who is running for the Senate. Immediately charmed, Chris asks Marisa to join him for a walk in Central Park, assuming she's the blue-blooded Caroline. Marisa manages to join Chris for the afternoon, with Ty in tow, and Chris finds himself quite taken with Marisa's beauty and down-to-earth personality, as well as Ty's precocious interest in politics. Chris later calls Caroline's room to set up a lunch date, but soon discovers the stuffy Ms. Lane is not the woman he met before. Marisa is also attracted to Chris, but while her friends encourage her to pursue a romance, Veronica believes her daughter is asking for trouble by trying to win a man so far out of her social strata. The supporting cast also includes Stanley Tucci and Amy Sedaris. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 043396097483
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 1/4/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Some language/sexual references.
User Text 2 This Christmas ... love checks in.
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Notes
Trivia: Sandra Bullock and Hilary Swank both showed interest in the lead role that went to Jennifer Lopez. John Hughes considered directing. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Marisa's hair goes back and forth over her shoulders while talking to her mom in her apartment after she is fired. (more)

Quotes: Marisa: He's not part of our lives, but we wish him luck with his. (more)

Awards: 7 nominations (more)