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Maid in Manhattan (2002)
In this modern-day Cinderella story, it's love at first sight when Marissa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) and Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes) literally run into each other at a posh New York City hotel. The only problem? The fast-rising politician has mistaken Marissa for a hotel guest, when she's actually one of the chambermaids! Can love conquer class warfare? One can only hope.
I didn't expect to like this movie as much as I did. It was fun to see Ralph Fiennes play a light-hearted character and Jennifer Lopez was very palatable as Marissa. The relationship that she had with her son was especially endearing. A sweet and uplifting romance.
Cher, Olympia Dukakis and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley each won Oscars for their wonderful work in this slice-of-life comedy about the Italian-American denizens of a Brooklyn neighborhood. Cher's an independent-minded widow who falls in love with a one-handed, misfit baker (Nicolas Cage), much to the chagrin of her betrothed (Danny Aiello). With great performances all around, Moonstruck is bellisima!
This time around, I found myself enjoying the sideline romances and relationships between Cher's Aunt and Uncle and the love rediscovered between her parents. Cher was delightful, of course and it was funny to see Nicolas Cage looking like a teenager!
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