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Maid In Manhattan
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 71 (Apr 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Tyler Garcia Posey & Bob Hoskins

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 09748
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some language/sexual references
(Retail Price): $27.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/25/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wayne Wang
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Marisa Ventura (Lopez) is a Maid In Manhattan, applying for a management position, juggling guest requests, and preparing a suite for assemblyman Chris Marshall (Fiennes) and his Weimaraner. When Chris catches Marisa wearing the outfit of a wealthy socialite who is also staying at the hotel, the case of mistaken identity leaves Chris in love with the socialite

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits image quality that is just fine for the storytelling. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, bold hues, and deep blacks. The picture is sharp and pleasantly detailed, with perfectly satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. The biggest offense is the appearance of edge enhancement, but many scenes are free from its distraction. Pixelization is also minimal. (Suzanne Hodges) The disc also includes a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) version of the movie (not reviewed).

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