Box art for Maid in Manhattan

Maid in Manhattan

comedy, romance


A woman (Lopez) takes a job as a chambermaid at a luxury hotel in New York. She meets and falls in love with a debonair heir to an America political dynasty (Fiennes), who mistakes her for a society woman.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    39%
  • Audience Score
    44%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 11
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Undeniably pleasing if not particularly memorable.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is some crude humor (mostly from the wisecracking best friend) and brief strong language. Chris and Marisa have sex (off camera and no nudity). The movie does make it clear that stealing and lying are always wrong and have severe consequences.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how -- and why -- Marisa's mother was an obstacle to pursuing her dreams. How is the end different from most movies of this kind? Why? How is this story like Cinderella and how is it different?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    39%
    reviews counted: 29
    see all Maid in Manhattan reviews
  • Audience

    44%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It's a warm, if pallid, romantic comedy that may not do much more to burnish Lopez's reputation, but will certainly not bruise it.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, December 13, 2002

Rotten: 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, Friday, April 16, 2010

Fresh: This sparkling Cinderella tale provides the additional kick of watching the glass slipper crack through the glass ceiling.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, December 13, 2002

Audience Reviews

0 star

Like a mexican telenovela.

- DragonEyeMorrison, Monday, January 7, 2008

3 stars

You almost had me, but...not quite. Cute, but nothing special.

- Camus123, Wednesday, July 18, 2007

3 stars

good rom com

- thmtsang, Sunday, June 24, 2007