Maid in Manhattan
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Talented individuals labour over the contrivances in this lightweight romance, and if the result's fluff, at least it's painless."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Problem is, there really isn't any dialogue here that suggests that Marisa is truly sassy, or charming, or candid, or that the would-be senator is either brilliant or senatorial, or that her accent-less son is not simply on loan from Hogwarts."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"Undeniably pleasing if not particularly memorable."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"When we catch ourselves sighing at the end, we get mad that we've fallen for this same old formula all over again. But mad in a nice way."
‑ Rich Cline, Film Threat
"Maid in Manhattan works because it's charming, and enjoyable."
‑ Wilson Morales,
"Instead of a fairy tale, we have a tale told without imagination. It's Cinderella gone stale."
‑ Charles Passy, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"J. Lo will earn her share of the holiday box office pie, although this movie makes one thing perfectly clear: She's a pretty woman, but she's no working girl."
‑ Michael Agger, Slate
"The usual cookie cutter romantic comedy material you'd expect from Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This piece of fluff is nothing more than a wanna-be "Pretty Woman." Pass, please."
‑ David Foucher, EDGE Boston
"The rags-to-riches plot should keep hopeless romantics happy, but you just can't help wondering what Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock and a team of decent joke writers might have achieved with this one."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"Not so much a movie as a collection of career moves."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"It's a charming romantic fantasy."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"So routine that just about everyone involved looks bored."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Maid In Manhattan ultimately leaves nothing whatsoever for the viewer to grasp. . .leaving another dead carcass of Hollywood convention packed away and frozen for reheating by audiences who can find nothing else in the cupboard to eat."
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
"Funcionando (ainda que rasteiramente) como um romancezinho água-com-açúcar, Encontro de Amor pode até ser um passatempo inofensivo, mas certamente você encontrará opções melhores em sua locadora."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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