My Dear Secretary Reviews
The plot changes make absolutely no sense whatsoever. The manner in which they suddenly get married, completely out of nowhere, is simply absurd. And it's self-contradictory. When he goes for her, she's appalled. Later, she says that if he showed interest, she would have married him on the spot. It's good to pay attention to the plot when you make a movie.
Had some potential -- turned out a mess.
A pleasant enough Hollywood comedy. Starring Kirk Douglas and Laraine Day as a famous writer and his aspiring writer secretary respectively, [b]My Dear Secretary[/b] never really lives up to its potential for laughs. Actually, both stars are upstaged by the supporting character, namely Keenen Wynn as Douglas' crazy neighbor, and the august Florence Bates as the nosy landlady. Wynn was a particular surprise, because I've only seen him as a frail old man grieving over his dying wife in [b]Nashville[/b], and this performance couldn't be more different than that one.
I wanted to watch something effortless and light, and that's exactly what [b]My Dear Secretary[/b] did. I really couldn't ask it for more.