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Secretary (2002)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Steven Shainberg and writer Erin Cressida Wilson Rating:6.9/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on October 28th, 2008:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
This was a little boring. The director is the main speaking part here, while he fills the time reasonably well with dialogue, it isnít very exiting. He has no enthusiasm when he speaks and conducts the commentary in a very slow and uninteresting way. He talks about the scene and a few things from the production, but in no way does he do the film justice with his comments. Great movie, ok commentary, 5/10
Reviewed by grimjack on September 6th, 2020:Find all reviews by grimjack
Unenthused is a great description of the directors tone of voice, almost like he is watching a golf game. And he pulls the writer into that tone as well. However, the two of them do explain details in the various scenes, easily missed. Emotional and motivational arcs are pointed out. Stories about scenes that were changed or left out, casting and editing choices, and interesting behind the scenes moments, are all brought up.

Definitely not a waste of time, but does feel low energy as opposed to most commentaries by practically first time directors and writers.