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Can a wealthy Republican politician find happiness with a chambermaid from the Bronx? One man is about to find out, though he hardly realizes it at first, in this romantic comedy from director Wayne Wang. Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother who is raising her gifted but under-confident son Ty (Tyler Garcia Posey) on her own, with some help from her mother Veronica (Priscilla Lopez), after divorcing her husband. Marisa works as a housekeeper at the exclusive Beresford Hotel in Manhattan, where her boss Paula Burns (Frances Conroy) and chief butler Lionel Bloch (Bob Hoskins) urge Marisa and her best friend and fellow maid Stephanie (Marissa Matrone) to be as efficient and inconspicuous as possible. One day, while cleaning the room of noted socialite Caroline Lane (Natasha Richardson), Stephanie spies a beautiful designer gown and dares Marisa to try it on; against her better judgment, she does, and while all dolled up, she bumps into Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), a wealthy and well-bred bachelor who is running for the Senate. Immediately charmed, Chris asks Marisa to join him for a walk in Central Park, assuming she's the blue-blooded Caroline. Marisa manages to join Chris for the afternoon, with Ty in tow, and Chris finds himself quite taken with Marisa's beauty and down-to-earth personality, as well as Ty's precocious interest in politics. Chris later calls Caroline's room to set up a lunch date, but soon discovers the stuffy Ms. Lane is not the woman he met before. Marisa is also attracted to Chris, but while her friends encourage her to pursue a romance, Veronica believes her daughter is asking for trouble by trying to win a man so far out of her social strata. The supporting cast also includes Stanley Tucci and Amy Sedaris. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 13, 2002

Cast

Jennifer Lopez
as Marisa Ventura
Frances Conroy
as Paula Burns
Christopher Eigeman
as John Bextrum
Ralph Fiennes
as Christopher Marshall
Bob Hoskins
as Lionel Bloch
Priscilla Lopez
as Veronica Ventura
Marissa Matrone
as Stephanie Kehoe
Tyler Garcia Posey
as Ty Ventura
Natasha Richardson
as Caroline Lane
Amy Sedaris
as Rachel Hoffberg
Stanley Tucci
as Jerry Siegel
Crystal Allen
as Mr. Lefferts' Girlfriend
Ray Aranha
as Bus Driver
Brigitte Barnett
as Shopper
Anthony Caforio
as Power Politician
Gloria Colonnello
as Shopper
Maddie Corman
as Leezette
Di Quon
as Lily Kim
Jeffrey Dinowitz
as Congressman Grey
Carla Duren
as Singer
Mark Fairchild
as Reporter
Lou Ferguson
as Keef Townsend
Larry Fleischman
as Full Monty
Emily Frances
as WPIX Reporter
Joel Garland
as Reporter
Lisa Roberts Gillan
as Cora
Kenneth Goodstein
as Bellman
Sylvia Gottlieb
as Congressman Grey's Wife
Amber Gristak
as Autograph Girl
Margaret Harth
as Roosevelt Maid
Jeff Hephner
as Harold the Room Service Waiter
Rachel Hollingsworth
as Singer
Jayne Houdyshell
as Carmen
Mirjana Jokovic
as Maid
Donna Karger
as NY1 Reporter
Stephanie Langhoff
as Christopher Marshall's Aide
Patricia Lavery
as Reporter
Tobias Maendel
as Bellman
Saundra McClain
as Maid
Maja Niles
as Shopper
Tom O'Rourke
as Maddox
Lizza Oliver
as Roosevelt Food Manager
Annika Pergament
as NY1 Reporter
Javier Picayo
as Ninth Grade Boy
Larry Pine
as Mr. Lefferts
Shaun Powell
as Paparazzi
Cole Razzano
as Political Supporter
Amy Redford
as Reporter
Minna Rose
as Shopper
Bethann Schebece
as Reporter
Raquel Shapiro
as Monique Guedj
Kae Shimizu
as Maid
Joseph Siravo
as Delgado
Hillary Bailey Smith
as Mrs. Lefferts
Emma Thaler
as Tiana
Liliane Thomas
as Anouk Guedj
Michelle Thomas
as Michelle
Rufus Thomas
as Rufus the Dog
Millie Tirelli
as Miss V.
Marilyn Torres
as Barb
Daniella Van Graas
as Fiancee
Becky Veduccio
as Ty's Teacher
Michelle Vicidomini-Serdaros
as Neta
Ton Voogt
as Pilates Instructor
Sharon Wilkins
as Clarice
Gilbert Williams
as Reporter
Nick Wyman
as Concierge
Annika Pergament
as NY1 Reporter
Jeff Hephner
as Harold the Room Service Waiter
Hillary Bailey Smith
as Mrs. Lefferts
Javier Picayo
as Ninth Grade Boy
Kae Shimizu
as Maid
Patricia Lavery
as Reporter
Kenneth Goodstein
as Bellman
Tom O'Rourke
as Maddox
Sharon Wilkins
as Clarice
Carla Duren
as Singer
Jayne Houdyshell
as Carmen
Lisa Roberts Gillan
as Cora
Mirjana Jokovic
as Maid
Gilbert Williams
as Reporter
Rachel Hollingsworth
as Singer
Becky Veduccio
as Ty's Teacher
Ton Voogt
as Pilates Instructor
Minna Rose
as Shopper
Gloria Colonnello
as Shopper
Margaret Harth
as Roosevelt Maid
Larry Fleischman
as Full Monty
Saundra McClain
as Maid
Emma Thaler
as Tiana
Joel Garland
as Reporter
Ray Aranha
as Bus Driver
Bethann Schebece
as Reporter
Stephanie Langhoff
as Christopher Marshall's Aide
Crystal Allen
as Mr. Lefferts' Girlfriend
Di Quon
as Lily Kim
Tobias Maendel
as Bellman
Michelle Vicidomini-Serdaros
as Neta
Rufus Thomas
as Rufus the Dog
Shaun Powell
as Paparazzi
Mark Fairchild
as Reporter
Brigitte Barnett
as Shopper
Emily Frances
as WPIX Reporter
Liliane Thomas
as Anouk Guedj
Lou Ferguson
as Keef Townsend
Millie Tirelli
as Miss V.
Marilyn Torres
as Barb
Larry Pine
as Mr. Lefferts
Jeffrey Dinowitz
as Congressman Grey
Amber Gristak
as Autograph Girl
Raquel Shapiro
as Monique Guedj
Lizza Oliver
as Roosevelt Food Manager
Michelle Thomas
as Michelle
Daniella Van Graas
as Fiancee
Amy Redford
as Reporter
Cole Razzano
as Political Supporter
Donna Karger
as NY1 Reporter
Maja Niles
as Shopper
Joseph Siravo
as Delgado
Sylvia Gottlieb
as Congressman Grey's Wife
Anthony Caforio
as Power Politician
Maddie Corman
as Leezette

Crew

Wayne Wang
Director
Paul Schiff
Producer
Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Producer
Deborah Schindler
Producer
Kevin Wade
Screenwriter
Edmond Dantes
Screen Story
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Cinematographer
Randall Poster
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Craig McKay
Editor
Jane Musky
Production Designer
Patricia Woodbridge
Art Director
Richard Baratta
Co-producer
Benny Medina
Executive Producer
Charles James Newirth
Executive Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
Allan Byer
Sound/Sound Designer
Glen Trotiner
First Assistant Director
Jonathan Strauss
Casting
Todd Thaler
Casting
Cassandra Boyd
Assistant Art Director
Michael Kirchberger
Sound Editor
Paul Schiff
Second Unit Director
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