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Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Movie Review


Director: Elise Duran

Writer: Peter Hutchings (Screenplay) Sophie Kinsella (Novel)

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin, Kimiko Glenn, Laverne Cox, Suntia Mani, Kate Easton, Judah Friedlander

Plot: Thinking they’re about to crash, Emma spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger…Until she later meets Jack, her company’s young CEO, who now knows every humiliating detail about her. Based on the blockbuster NYT bestseller.


Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Charmingly Entertaining

Story: Can You Keep a Secret? Starts when a junior marketing assistant Emma Corrigan (Daddario) is having a truly nightmarish day and her flight home does have a perk, getting bumped to first class, only turbulence causes her to admit every secret in her life to a stranger.

The problem for Emma comes the next day when that stranger turns out to be the owner of her company Jack (Hoechlin) who is visiting and the two make a deal to keep everything a secret.

Thoughts on Can You Keep a Secret?

Characters – Emma is a junior marketing assistant, she is on her first assignment which goes terribly wrong, she thinks she is about to lose out on a promotion until her flight home sees her get a free upgrade to first class, her fear of flying strikes when turbulence hits unleashing her to reveal all her secrets to a complete stranger, only to learn that this stranger is her boss, Emma starts to think about her own life, seeing that her ordinary life isn’t everything she wants in life. Jack Harper is the boss of the company, he is one half of the partnership which made the company and he is coming to see how people are operating in his business and his visit sees him getting close to Emma, in a way he hasn’t done before, he does keep his secrets closer than most, which goes against everything Emma has revealed to him. We do meet the best friends in Gemma and Lissy that get laughs in their own ways and the co-workers that will get the laughs but show the struggles Emma is feeling.

PerformancesAlexandra Daddario is great in the leading role, she brings to life the often clumsy awkward character with ease, with Tyler Hoechlin working very well in the love interest role, when it comes to the supporting cast, we do get a couple of laughs through the film filling their roles with ease knowing how to get the laughs or hearts required.

StoryThe story here follows a marketing woman who ends up going to make a fool of herself revealing her secrets to a stranger only to learn he is the boss of her company and a new romance comes from their new friendship. The story is based on a best selling novel which does show us how hard falling in love can be, shows that being with somebody doesn’t mean you are in love and life can’t just pass you by, you need to take a run and jump to make the most of it. The story is told in a charming and enjoyable way that we can enjoy and relate too.

Comedy/RomanceThe comedy comes from seeing how Emma reacts to everything that is happening to her in her life, with the romance being what makes her enjoy her life more.

SettingsThe film uses New York as the setting, I don’t know how many times I say, I love this for a setting for romance because of how you never know who you will meet.

Scene of the Movie – The play.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – Sometimes Gemma doesn’t feel like a real person.

Final Thoughts This is a charmingly entertaining romantic comedy that will get plenty of laughs throughout, showing the heart required for a film.

Overall: The Secrets Out, This is a Treat.

Can You Keep A Secret? will be available on Digital Download from 4th May and can be be pre-ordered

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