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Maid in ManhattanWe'll give director Wayne Wang this much: Turning Fiennes into a bore of a Republican statesman is an original idea. But the actor, who's clearly trying...Maid in ManhattanRomance, ComedyPT103MPG-13We'll give director Wayne Wang this much: Turning Fiennes into a bore of a Republican statesman is an original idea. But the actor, who's clearly trying...2003-03-28Bob HoskinsNatasha RichardsonStanley TucciBob Hoskins, Natasha Richardson, Stanley TucciColumbia Pictures
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Maid in Manhattan

Genre: Romance, Comedy; Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Lopez, Bob Hoskins, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci; Director: Wayne Wang; Author: John Hughes; Producer (person): Julia Roberts; Release Date Wide: 12/13/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 103; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

We’ll give director Wayne Wang this much: Turning Fiennes into a bore of a Republican statesman is an original idea. But the actor, who’s clearly trying to break free of the tortured types he plays so well, deserves better than a limp, opposites-attract fairy tale that pairs him with single mama/hotel maid Lopez – a match with about as much chemistry as Bill the Butcher and Miss Piggy. There’s a sweet movie in here somewhere, but it’s lost in a maelstrom of miscasting.

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