Maid in Manhattan 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… Maid in Manhattan 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…
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MAID IN MANHATTAN (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Ralph Fiennes and Jennifer Lopez; 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.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2003 Published in issue #702 Mar 28, 2003 Order article reprints
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