About

Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

6.8
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Directed by

Mike Nichols

Written by

Kevin Wade (Screenplay)

Runtime

114 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

For anyone who's ever won. For anyone who's ever lost. And for everyone who's still in there trying.

Cast

Keywords

new york city female protagonist love triangle empowerment strong woman female empowerment determination woman empowerment business career woman clerk working woman staten island new york city feminisim broken leg ferry

Photos

Lists

#91 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sigourney Weaver

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Douglas Wick