Maid in Manhattan | 2002

Directed by: Wayne Wang

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Main Plot

"Maid in Manhattan" is a romantic comedy directed by Wayne Wang. The film follows the story of Marisa Ventura, a single mother working as a maid in a luxurious Manhattan hotel. One day, she crosses paths with a charming and wealthy politician named Christopher Marshall. Through a case of mistaken identity, Christopher believes Marisa is a guest at the hotel, leading to a blossoming romance between the two. However, their different social backgrounds and a series of misunderstandings threaten to tear them apart. The film explores themes of love, identity, and the power of true connection.


  • Jennifer Lopez's character in Maid in Manhattan is Marisa Ventura, a hardworking single mother and hotel maid who falls in love with a wealthy politician.
  • Ralph Fiennes' character in Maid in Manhattan is Christopher Marshall, a wealthy politician who falls in love with a hotel maid named Marisa Ventura.
  • Natasha Richardson's character in Maid in Manhattan is Caroline Lane, a wealthy socialite who mistakenly believes Marisa, the protagonist, is also part of the upper class.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Maid in Manhattan, Marisa, a hardworking hotel maid, attends a political event with her son, Ty, where she unexpectedly encounters her love interest, Christopher Marshall, a wealthy politician. Despite their different backgrounds, they confess their feelings for each other and share a passionate kiss. However, Marisa's true identity as a maid is revealed, causing a temporary rift between them. Determined to be with her, Christopher tracks down Marisa and they reconcile. In a heartwarming twist, Marisa's dedication and integrity inspire Christopher to pursue a more genuine political career. The movie concludes with Marisa and Christopher happily together, proving that love can transcend societal barriers.

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