Secret Things
Secret Things (2003)

Two young women try to climb the corporate ladder using their feminine wiles in this erotic melodrama from French director Jean-Claude Brisseau. At the beginning of the film, Nathalie (Coralie Revel) and Sandrine (Sabrina Seyvecou) work in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 9, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pretentious and trashy.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Imagine Emmanuelle remade on a shoestring budget or Eyes Wide Shut staged by a community theater group.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a sexy movie.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Brisseau's filmmaking style is artful and clever ... so it's a pity when he begins to wallow in corny moralising and operatic excesses.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A lot of sexy stuff wrapped in an obvious morality tale with some philosophical hooey and clunky symbols thrown in to justify the cheap, but undeniable, thrills.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film is well made, well acted, cleverly written, photographed by Wilfrid Sempe as if he's a conspirer with the sexual schemers.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I wouldn't entirely dismiss it, but I would be reluctant to say I found too much about it that warmed my heart and appeased my soul.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

While some might mistake it as a bitter view of sexual politics and empowerment, it's also pretty crass filmmaking.

Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

Either a highly erotic art film trading in sex, power and morality, or a trashy porno pretending to be deep. After watching two hours of hot young French women having sex with men, each other and themselves, I have to go with the latter.

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Christopher Null

Brisseau is getting at the heart of human nature and the price of ambition, and he's cutting with a sharp knife, revealing all of its entrails whether you like it or not

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Two women, both recently fired from a strip club, make a pact to use their sexuality to secure better jobs and to advance themselves in the corporate world.… More
Mark Abell
Steamy, highly charged, sexual thriller. Call it In the Company of Women. Two women use their considerable charms (very much on display) to climb the corporate… More
Dimitris Springer
Totally sexy,for all the right moves,Brisseau is not afraid,French vie sexuelle at its greatest velocity.I felt caressed by the 2 girls' erotic… More