Secretary (2002)

2007 #34
Steven Shainberg | 107 mins | DVD | 18 / R

SecretaryI seem to recall reading that Secretary attempts to depict a realistic and sympathetic dominant/submissive relationship. Unfortunately this seems to come a bit unstuck with the feeling that the relationship is initially based in an emotionally (and physically) abusive act against a clearly vulnerable character, leaving the following events and mutually loving resolution tinged with a hint of something akin to Stockholm Syndrome, in my opinion.

Well acted and all, but fundamentally flawed.

3 out of 5