The Secret of My Success

Michael J. Fox stars in this comedy as a boy from Kansas who goes to New York City to make his fortune in the business world. When he gets there, he finds that New York is a dirty place with mean people, and he can't get a job anywhere without experience. That is, until he realizes that he has a powerful uncle who is the head of a large company. So, he lands a job in the mail room, but that's not where he wants to be. One day, while making his rounds delivering mail, he notices an empty office. An idea pops into his head and he soon decides to move in and start making important corporate decisions. Along the way, he becomes romantically involved with a "colleague" and has an interesting relationship with his aunt. This film is not great entertainment, but it suffices if you're a stickler for comedy. If you've ever seen How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, you'll notice a lot of peculiar parallels that both movies share. A must for Fox fans.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne, Elizabeth Franz, Christopher Durang, Mercedes Ruehl

Directed by:

Herbert Ross


1987 comedy

Rated PG-13


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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