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Maid in Manhattan (The chambermaid)

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Movie propaganda

Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) has made a good life for herself and her 10-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 USA 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.

Persons of interest

  • Jennifer Lopez .... Marisa Ventura
  • Ralph Fiennes .... Christopher Marshall
  • Marissa Matrone .... Stephanie Kehoe
  • Natasha Richardson .... Caroline Sincaire
  • Chris Eigeman .... John Bextram
  • Stanley Tucci .... Jerry Siegel
  • Bob Hoskins .... Lionel Bloch
  • Kevin Wade .... Screenwriter
  • Wayne Wang .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.40:1/16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Picture disc
    • Trailers: Theatrical, bonus
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Dutch, English, English closed captions, French

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level coarse language, sexual references)

Surveillance time

101 minutes (1:41 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 10 April 2003
DVD rental: 6 August 2003
DVD retail: 6 August 2003
VHS rental: 6 August 2003

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