Wednesday 21 January 2004

Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002)

cover An entertaining film but certainly not for everyone. The plot:

"After her release from hospital following treatment for self-harming Lee Holloway gets a job as a secretary to a lawyer, Mr Grey. It's not too long before she begins an affair with him but he suddenly loses interest. She now has to fight to regain the relationship which had been based on masochistic submission... "

Yep, not your regular plot. It's actually quite a slow film as it all concentrates on their evolving relationship. The acting was excellent and the masochistic scenes are not gratuitous. It's tricky tackling a topic involving a woman who likes abuse but it's handled delicately and in the end, it's just a love story.

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