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MAID IN MANHATTAN

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Maid in Manhattan

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
103 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/13/02
performer:
Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Lopez, Bob Hoskins, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci
director:
Wayne Wang
Producer:
Julia Roberts
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
John Hughes
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B-

We’ll give director Wayne Wang this much: Turning Fiennes into a bore of a Republican statesman is an original idea. But the actor, who’s clearly trying to break free of the tortured types he plays so well, deserves better than a limp, opposites-attract fairy tale that pairs him with single mama/hotel maid Lopez — a match with about as much chemistry as Bill the Butcher and Miss Piggy. There’s a sweet movie in here somewhere, but it’s lost in a maelstrom of miscasting.