The Secret of My Success1987
The Secret of My Success (1987)
Critic Consensus: A miscast Michael J. Fox gives The Secret of My Success all the madcap energy he can muster, but it isn't enough to overcome confused direction and a recycled plot.
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as Christy Wills
as Howard Prescott
as Vera Prescott
as Fred Melrose
as Barney Rattigan
as Art Thomas
as Donald Davenport
as Grace Foster
as Burt Foster
as Arnold Forbush
as Executive #1
as Executive #2
as Executive #3
as Mrs. Meacham
as Research Department Clerk
as Shipping Executive
as Fired Executive
as Liquor Store Owner
as Wife of Liquor Store Owner
as Maintenance Man #1
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Critic Reviews for The Secret of My Success
The Secret of My Success delivers, and in the fairy tale realm of wish fulfillment, this is what counts.
The Secret of My Success lacks even the modest verbal wit that many Family Ties episodes contain.
The multi-author screenplay grafts an unusually aggressive central character, a small ensemble of comical grouchy-friendly types, and an insightful satire on the tunnel-vision bureaucracy of corporate America.
Fox is simply ridiculous; you keep waiting for Slater to giggle (and sure enough, she plays much of her part with otherwise unexplained smirks).
You don't need a Wall Street analyst to figure out that this wishy-washy yuppie comedy is a bad investment.
Audience Reviews for The Secret of My Success
Not the greatest 80's movie, but it has its moments. I did hate Helen Slater's hair and clothes in this. The auntie definitely out glamoured her!
A classic 80s movie with Michael J. Fox at his finest. The idea of this movie is as good in execution as it seems on paper, actually probably a lot better than it looks on paper. Whether it's the odd, slightly incestuous relationships or the orchestra of sex, there's never really any dull moments in this at all. The main story is hard not to get into, mainly because it's so funny to see Michael J. Fox running around trying to be two people at once. Obviously if you hate 80s comedies this isn't something you should see because it features all the classic qualities of the decade. Featuring "Oh Yeah" by Yello no less than two times and having a soundtrack number every for minutes kind've shows you how fast paced and kooky this can get at times.
A yuppie trying to rise up to the top has his life complicated by love. This is a great 80s flick, very funny and very timely. Fox is great as usual, and so is Slater. I really like this movie, and I recommend seeing it.
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