Saturday, April 23, 2011
Erin Cressida Wilson
Lesley Ann Warren
And many others...
Lee holloway ( Maggie Gyllenhaal )
Edward Grey ( James Spader )
Joan Holloway ( Lesley Ann Warren )
Burt Holloway ( Stephen McHattie )
Peter ( Jeremy Davies )
Lee's father is an alcoholic, and her mother and father spend more time fighting than anything else.
Lee's snobbish sister is living in the guest house with her new husband.
Lee's boyfriend and husband-to-be is an underachieving outcast with his own mental problems.
These are the things she has to look forward too, when she is released from the nut-house. She was in there for an alleged suicide attempt.
She is little-red-riding-hood, and her family is the big-bad-wolf.
Lee hurts herself everytime the pain of her family life becomes too much for her to handle. It's relief for her. Like when a tea kettle releases steam.
Lee is unskilled and unemployed. So she takes a typing course. After graduating, she applies for a job at Edward's office. The interview is strange, but not as strange as everything that follows.
Edward is just as screwed up as Lee. He's like two different people. He's aggressive when he's doing his job, but a coward in his personal life.
Almost immediately, they start a bizarre, but painfully joyful, relationship.
Will Lee slay the wolf, and live painfully happy ever after?...
Edward: "There's something about you..."
Edward: "Why do you cut yourself Lee?"
Lee: "Oooooh... I'm your secretary..."
Edward: "Pull down your pantyhose and underwear"
Lee: "Every journey begins with the first step"
Lee: "There was the one who liked being tied to a gas stove, while the burners were on full blast, and I had to throw tomatoes at him"
Edward: "We can't do this twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week"
Sylvia: "There are no statutes capable of controlling the relations between men and women"
Tricia: "The worm... amazing..."
Company - Lionsgate
Rated - R
Extra #1 - Trailer for Secretary
Extra #2 - Commentary with the writer and director
Extra #3 - Behind the secretary featurette
Extra #4 - Still gallery
Inserts - None
OBTAINED AT - MovieStop
PRICE - $5.99
DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
NO!... Love truly does hurt, especially when Lee and Edward get together.
In my opinion, neither of these folks seemed to like themselves. However, by the end of the movie, they not only love each other, they also end up loving themselves.
James Spader is of course, incredible. He is one of best actors in the history of Hollywood. I love watching him play odd-ball characters. Maggie Gyllenhaal also kicks cinematic-ass.
I really love this movie. It's one of my favorite relationship themed flicks ever. I highly recommend it, especially if you hate romantic comedies - aka torture porn - as much as I do.... ;)