Secretary

DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Secretary
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Lee has a few strikes against her when she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey. In between typing, filing and coffee making, Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a personal relationship together, crossing the line.

Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment, [2008]
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama SECRETARY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a young woman recently released from a mental hospital and is hired by a demanding lawyer (James Spader). Their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one in this very dark love story, which was nominated for and a winner of a number of motion ... Read More »


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Mar 05, 2015
  • Atticus14 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The acting was very good and there were times it had me hanging on just waiting to see what would happen next but in the end it didn't quite hit the home run. Having read the reviews here prior to viewing, I think I had high expectations but somehow ended up feeling cheated. I haven't seen Fifty Shades yet so I can't compare. This movie left me feeling like I was rounding third but would always be denied the orgasm. This could've been a blockbuster if they had added some real steam to compliment the powerful emotions. Instead it just kind of teases you along.

Feb 16, 2015
  • Monuu rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie is NOT for everyone. The acting in the movie is great. The movie keeps you on your toes. There were some moments where I was like "what exactly is about to happen here?". There are moments that will make you blush or giggle. My only complaint is the ending, I was expecting something slightly different.

Feb 17, 2013
  • andleslie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The actors are amazing in Secretary which could also be titled,"50 Shades of E. Edward Grey." The movie is basically a coming of age story combined with a s&m romance. Although I could only recommend this to the very open-minded there is a lot more emotion and passion between Grey and Lee than I've seen in many other romantic movies.

Jan 04, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Probably the best film about a consensual dominant/submissive relationship ever made !! ( Kev's PICkS : For an interesting double feature ,.. see this film in tandem with "The Blue Angel".)

Jan 02, 2013

The funny thing is, this movie came out in 2003. That's nearly ten years before that cheeky chick lit 50 shades took the world by storm. See the movie, you'll get it. 50 shades, which I haven't read, devulges into all the rules of a truly cruel dominant, but Maggie's character knew what made James Spader tick. You just get it right away. No 1,000s of pages neccessary. Highly Recommended.

Jun 08, 2012
  • RODERICK YOUNG rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Emotionally exhausting movie about an abusive boss. The weird thing is that the secretary likes it. This is a ultimately a love story, but one I can't relate to.

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Mar 05, 2015
  • Atticus14 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Atticus14 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Feb 16, 2015
  • Monuu rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Monuu thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Jan 02, 2013

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Nov 22, 2011
  • jessadam2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I don'tknow why I like this film so much. I guess to me it has a happy ending.

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Jan 02, 2013

Sexual Content: show's a man pleasuring himself, pain seen as pleasure, brief female frontal nudity

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Nov 22, 2011
  • jessadam2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I saw this a long time ago . I still like it. Makes me a Maggie fan all over again.

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