Maid in Manhattan
In this romantic comedy of mistaken identity, Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a hard-working maid at a first-class Manhattan hotel. She is a single mom determined to make life better for her 10-year-old son Ty (Tyler Posey) and for herself. Handsome politician Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes) sees her in one of the hotel guest’s outfits, mistakes her for a glamorous guest and pursues her. Their relationship makes the front page of the tabloids, jeopardizing both his political career and her pending promotion. Will Christopher still want her when he discovers that she is a lowly hotel maid?
Although a bit shallow and predictable, Maid in Manhattan treats motherhood positively through Marisa’s verbal affirmation of Ty and her struggle to give him a good home. These positives are matched by some negatives, including suggestive remarks by the maids, the rear view of a nude man locked out of his room, Marisa’s spending a night with Christopher in his hotel room, and regular use of profanity.