Lists: Comedy, Drama, Dark comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one."

Overall Ranking: 61 (Rank from 2002: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi97
Damon Schneider92
3Guys Scotty85(full review)

People Involved

  • James Spader (E. Edward Grey)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (Lee Holloway)
  • Jeremy Davies (Peter)
  • Lesley Ann Warren (Joan Holloway)
  • Steven Shainberg (Director)