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Can You Keep a Secret?

Published August 29, 2020

Can You Keep a Secret?

Film info

  • Title Can You Keep a Secret?
  • Director Elise Duran
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 34m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline The pitfalls and pleasures of telling the truth

On a return flight from a botched client meeting, Emma reveals all of her deepest secrets to a handsome stranger when her plane hits turbulence and she believes she's going to die. Emma thinks she will never see the guy again. But when she comes to work Monday morning, Emma's office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company's elusive CEO and founder... and the stranger from the plane. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Over the course of the coming weeks, Emma must navigate her developing relationship with Jack, what he knows of her secrets, and a life she discovers is in need of transformation.

Live blog

TimeComment
3:05The film just basically started with an entire music video. Amazing.
9:24Is over-sharing on a “doomed” plane a thing though? Seen it in two movies recently.
16:11“Act normal. Just better.”
34:42“We should focus on what we do… good.”
35:43I’m no fashionista but she has weird taste in clothes.
42:00Panda Pebbles! That’s a breakfast cereal I’m keen to try out.
45:03Being early is just as awks as being late.
50:37Such a nice view of the water and the city.
56:13Do people actually drink sherry?
1:00:54“Why are you lawyering me?”
1:04:09Oh man, what an awful thing to do. He stinks.
1:10:02This is awkward.
1:12:49“I can’t just tree-stand here and watch you suffer.”
1:22:24“I want to hear you say ‘I was magical.’”

Thoughts

This was the perfect film for our mood at the time - something a little bit frothy where the stakes aren’t too high. But it certainly wasn’t a perfect film by any stretch. Firstly, the stranger you meet who turns out to be your boss is such a cliche by now, surely a concept to be avoided? It was predictable in a lot of places, although still heralded a few surprises along the way.

Mostly it was annoying, though, because the guy just totally ruined everything. He was awful to her, she forgave him far too easily, and then he was awful again (he over-reacted about the journalist incredibly) and then she had to grovel to him by buying a whole god-damn plane ticket when she didn’t actually have anywhere to go.

The good bits were great, and I really enjoyed Daddario’s bumbling and face-pulling, but as a story and therefore as a film, it was not great.

Rating: 2 / 5

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