Friday, September 23, 2011
Favorite Scene Friday! Secretary: Four Peas
We're getting a little risque for this Favorite Scene Friday! In today's scene, we see a glimpse of the relationship developing between the formidable Mr. Gray and his typo-prone, timid-but-blossoming secretary, Lee. The love story portrayed in Secretary may be the most unconventional one I have ever seen, but that's what makes it beautiful.
After watching Secretary, I could honestly say there were no two people who could have played the lead roles better. James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal were so spot on as these characters that I have a hard time thinking of them as anyone else. Throughout the movie, we see Lee starting to come out of her shell, and we have Mr. Gray to thank for it. In this scene, we see Mr. Gray telling Lee what she is allowed have for dinner. This is one of my favorite parts of the movie - just her unbridled enthusiasm at him dictating this small, mundane part of her life. The look of ecstasy on her face during that phone call, and the sheer joy she feels while eating those four peas...I just love it. Moral of the story: true love is out there for everyone, even those who live outside of what society deems "normal."
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