All the characters in the movie are well-drawn, quirky, idiosyncratic creations, but never charicaturish.
What you've got with Secretary is an interesting, charming, witty rom-com that's given the genre a smart slap on the figurative bum! I love it!
Some decent performances from James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal - particularly Gyllenhaal whos move from depressed self harming, to obsession, to a true understanding of her own psyche is deftly done. Both play their respective roles with enough subtlety to make the story believable.
To be honest..this film was not what I expected..but I am glad I've seen it.
regret wasting 2 hours of my life...