In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.
Sarah Jane McKinney is a secretary for a big pharmaceutical company. Her aspirations are mostly for romance, she's waiting for her knight in shining armor. Looking for a sign of what to do, she applies for an executive position, even though it involves lying in her resume. When she thinks she lands the job, it turns out she's just the secretary for a new, young, handsome company transfer. She thinks he must be the man for her, but then she accidentally kills him. With one murder under her belt, she starts climbing the corporate ladder, but then her real knight in shining armor enters her life - in the form of a homicide detective.Written by
Sarah Jane McKinney:
For a long time I'd walk into work convinced they all knew, they saw right through me. Me and my innocent act. Which never used to be an act, it's who I really was. I'd never do anything bad. Ever! I always imagined myself having a simple life. Find a nice guy, settle down, live happily ever after. Who would have thought looking for love would be so tricky? But like mom always said, Sarah Jane, ambition will put you in an early grave.
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Sarah Jane McKinney (Leslie Bibb) is a secretary of the big Judge Pharmaceutical company and devote of St. George that she believes protects her since she was a child. Sarah Jane lives in the boarding house of her mother Claire McKinney (Kathy Baker) where the Mr. Ketchum (Geoffrey Lewis) that has Alzheimer is her only client. Sarah Jane also dreams on finding her knight in shinning armor.
One day, Sarah Jane's best friend, the also secretary Charmaine (Missi Pyle) shows her that the company needs a junior executive and she will apply her curriculum vitae to the position. Sarah Jane decides to do the same and she is selected to the position. However, the political lady killer Milo Beeber (Brandon Routh) is transferred to the position and she is her secretary. When he makes a pass at her, Sarah Jane goes to his flat and accidentally kills Beeber. On the next day, she is promoted to the position of junior executive again. Sarah Jane has to kill other executives to protect her and she climbs in the company. When the new guest Det. Sgt. Bill Malloy (Adam Goldberg) comes to the boarding house, they fall in love with each other. But the problem is that Malloy is the homicide detective in charge of the investigation of the murder cases.
"Miss Nobody" is a comedy of black humor with a dark criticism to the environment and how to climb positions in a corporation. The idea of killing bosses is not original, but he screenplay is funny and Leslie Bibb using the same style of Audrey Tautou in "Amélie Poulain". In the end, the movie entertains but the conclusion is moralist. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil) : "Uma Secretária de Morte" ("A Death Secretary")
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