Maid In Manhattan : Movie Review

Maid In Manhattan (2002) - synopsis heading graphicHollywood's latest take on Cinderella finds Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes caught up romantically in a movie that acts like a late-'30s comedy of social classes. What contemporizes the old-fashioned tale is the emphasis on Lopez's ethnicity. While this does create a few tricky moments where the movie, directed by Wayne Wang, must dance around politically incorrect potholes, "Maid in Manhattan" has charm on its side: Lopez, looking stunning in Dolce & Gabbana creations, exudes warmth and sensuality; Fiennes tones his mannerisms down to convince you he is an affable American plutocrat; and Tyler Garcia Posey, as Lopez's precocious son, nearly steals the show.

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Author : Kirk Honeycutt