Secret Things

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6.6

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  • Summary: After they are both fired, two penniless but shapely young French women set out to climb the social ladder by manipulating men.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. 80
    Though his work has been little seen outside of France, writer-director Jean-Claude Brisseau's reputation as one of the most terribles of his country's filmmaking enfants precedes him. This 2002 film offers ample evidence as to why.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    80
    There's plenty for both the eyes and intellect to groove over in Secret Things, a taut, juicy, low-key feast of sexual and office politics filtered through helmer Jean-Claude Brisseau's customary blend of expedient formality and all-stops-out baroque behavior.
  3. 75
    A rare item these days: An erotic film made well enough to keep us interested. It's about beautiful people, has a lot of nudity, and the sex is as explicit as possible this side of porno.
  4. While visually stylish and thematically ambitious, Secret Things is ultimately more preposterous than provocative, its vague explorations of sexual and class struggle failing to coalesce in a coherent manner.
  5. Skids into absurdity, but it never quite gets boring. Movies like this rarely are.
  6. Trashy porno pretending to be deep.
  7. 25
    Silly and pointless film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    I watched this movie by chance and asked myself what message it is giving to the society in large. Is french culture at its nadir. I hate thisI watched this movie by chance and asked myself what message it is giving to the society in large. Is french culture at its nadir. I hate this kind of movies. There is incestuous relationship shown, so is the orgy stuff. Wow French guys you are actually gearing up to see chaos in the world. nothing else. Why are you making the God's beautiful thing so called Sex and love in such dirtiest way.

    Alas.. forgive these people..
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  2. Sep 11, 2012
    4
    I was made to believe that this was a romantic film about lesbians, but apparently not. Turns out that it was a sick, weird and psychedelicI was made to believe that this was a romantic film about lesbians, but apparently not. Turns out that it was a sick, weird and psychedelic film that was really hard to follow. Everything about this film was bad-- except for the very few lesbian scenes. Don't watch this, it's not worth it. Expand

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