Holiday Movie Preview: Maid In Manhattan

STARRING: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Bob Hoskins DIRECTED BY: Wayne Wang

Marisa (Jennifer Lopez) is a hard-pressed chambermaid in a tony hotel. Christopher (Ralph Fiennes) is a perfectly pressed nitwit--playing at elective politics, fooling around with supermodels, delighting the tabloids. Marisa is single-momming an adorable son (Tyler Posey). Christopher has an adorable dog. One day she tries on a rich guest's smashing new pantsuit; she looks scrumptious. He spots her in it and naturally falls in love. The usual class complications ensue.

Maid in Manhattan is not so much a movie as a collection of career moves. J. Lo needs a comedy hit to support her principal activity, adorning magazine covers. Fiennes...

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