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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute classic
This film really sets the pulse racing, a real young kid comes good film. There are moments of pure comic genius along with high drama. An absolute classic, thanks Michael.
Published on 9 Mar 2000

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3.0 out of 5 stars This is not an exit. The future is that mountain.
The storyline for this film one follows the tried and tested 'innocent abroad' template in which the young hick hits the big city.

Problematic, in this case, is the script's approach to morality. The character played by Fox hits up his uncle for a job in a Manhattan based corporation, sleeps with the guy's wife, gets offered promotion regardless, then basically...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute classic, 9 Mar 2000
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This film really sets the pulse racing, a real young kid comes good film. There are moments of pure comic genius along with high drama. An absolute classic, thanks Michael.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a funny, quick witted way to get to the top, 21 Jan 2001
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What a hilarious film. It may be quite old - the fashion sense tells you that(!) but it really is a must-see for Michael J Fox fans, or simply fans of comedy. His tenacity will empower you and have you believing that anything is possible in such a competitive world. Fantastic.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael J. Fox is a Suit, 24 Mar 2004
This review is from: The Secret of My Success [DVD] [1987] [2003] (DVD)
Michael J. Fox delivers one of his best performances in this smash comedy hit!It starts with a boy seeking his lifetime goal in New York.He finally finds a job in his half-uncle's company as a mailboy.But things start going crazy as his half-aunt falls in love with him while he has just fallen in love with another hot executive!At the same time, he finds a chance to start from the top as an executive while being at the bottom as a mailboy at the same time!A corporate-comedy of secrets & relationships, The Secret of my Success will keep you laughing from start to end with a great soundtrack!Make sure you buy it!Also, if you enjoy this 80's comedy I recommend you the "Back to the Future" Trilogy starring Michael J. Fox, also avaible at amazon.co.uk!
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3.0 out of 5 stars This is not an exit. The future is that mountain., 2 Jan 2014
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This review is from: The Secret of My Success [DVD] [1987] [2003] (DVD)
The storyline for this film one follows the tried and tested 'innocent abroad' template in which the young hick hits the big city.

Problematic, in this case, is the script's approach to morality. The character played by Fox hits up his uncle for a job in a Manhattan based corporation, sleeps with the guy's wife, gets offered promotion regardless, then basically repays his uncle by eventually taking over the company and getting his uncle removed.

Not a classic, but worth revisiting. Wall Street, it ain't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing wrong with being typically 80s., 28 Mar 2011
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Secret of My Success [DVD] [1987] [2003] (DVD)
Brantley Foster (Michael J,Fox) is from Kansas, wanting to better himself in the big wide world he hits New York hoping to make it big. However, landing a job in the big apple isn't as easy as he had thought. So turning to a tycoon uncle he literally doesn't know, he lands a job the mail room!. From where Brantley leads a double life as he creates Carlton Whitfield and sets about bluffing his way to the top and into the heart of sexy executive Christy Wills (Helen Slater).

Michael J. Fox is on cracking comedy form as the young hero of this 1980s light comedy. It's the sort of 80s film that has managed to break out of that decade and still be enjoyable in this latest, power driven, age. The formula is safe and plays out as expected, and the soundtrack, including notable movie riffs, adds to the high sense of energetic fun on offer. Wafer thin plot be damned, Fox delivers on the star vehicle promise and he in turn is backed up by a smashing turn from Margaret Whitton. Silly, unadulterated fun it be. 7/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A light hearted and enjoyable comedy, 8 Jun 2000
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Michael J Fox outshines the cast in this enjoyable comedy. It is the perfect film to sit and watch on a lazy afternoon. The movie is warm and funny..with the added bonus of Michael J Fox in the lead role...You can't go wrong with this movie! Sit back and enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic MJ Fox, 14 July 2014
Fox at his best , one for the collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 July 2014
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This review is from: The Secret of My Success [DVD] [1987] [2003] (DVD)
Excellent film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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This review is from: The Secret of My Success [DVD] [1987] [2003] (DVD)
Very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY, 13 Jun 2014
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Michael J Fox is undoubtedly really had mastered his craft in comdedic acting in the hay day of the 80's. This is a film we can all relate to.
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