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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a young woman with a history of severe emotional problems, is released into the care of her overbearing parents following a stay at a mental institution. She finds work as a secretary for a rigid and demanding attorney, E. Edward Grey (James Spader), and starts dating the kind but dull Peter (Jeremy Davies). However, Lee soon realizes she's turned on by Grey's stern demeanor, and begins a sadomasochistic relationship with him.

Cast: James Spader , Maggie Gyllenhaal , Jeremy Davies , Patrick Bauchau , Stephen McHattie , Oz Perkins , Jessica Tuck , Amy Locane

Director: Steven Shainberg

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Secretary (2002)

Release Date: September 27th, 2002|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A film of startling humor and feeling. For that, director Steven Shainberg, who co-wrote the script with Erin Cressida Wilson, owes much to two remarkable performances. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It provokes nothing but yawns, and the sex it explores is stuff everybody knows about and says, "So what?" show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Even without the surprise of seeing Spader going for laughs and getting them, Secretary is just too original to be ignored. show more

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