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Secretary

Fresh off a stint in a mental hospital, upbeat but repressed office worker Maggie Gyllenhaal takes a job as personal assistant to tightly-wound lawyer James Spader. When her typing errors elicit a swift and kinky reprimand from Spader, Gyllenhaal begins making mistakes on purpose, turning their relationship into a full-blown leap into sadomasochism. Jeremy Davies and Lesley Ann Warren co-star in this darkly funny, yet oddly sweet, comedy/drama.

Year: 2002
Genre: Art House Cinema, Comedy, Comedy Romance, Film Festivals 2003, 2004, Amy's Favourites, Alice Members' Top 100, Black Humour
Country: USA
Director: Steven Shainberg
Starring: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Patrick Bauchau, Stephen McHattie, Lesley Ann Warren
Duration: 107 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains sex scenes.
7/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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