1940, Linda Voss is a woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage who loves the movies, especially films about war and spies. She gets a job at a New York law firm, after it’s revealed she can speak German, fluently. As secretary and translator to Ed Leland, she begins to suspect that her boss is involved in espionage work. The two become lovers, and when America officially joins the Allies in fighting Hitler, Linda volunteers to go undercover behind enemy lines.
User Reviews: I’ve watched a whole lot of movies with out-there plots and glaring errors in accuracy. But who cares, on the sole condition that the acting and the script are good? It’s nice to enjoy a movie in which the situations are improbable but funny once in a while. Unfortunately, that does not apply to this sad attempt at filmmaking, as the script is worthy of second-grade storytime and over-cliched beyond belief, and the acting is scarcely better than robotic. That last comment is directed almost exclusively at Melanie Griffith. When I first heard her voiceovers, I sincerely thought that the lady speaking had only recently learned English and didn’t understand what she was saying. Her performance was wooden at best, and when she did show emotion it was at inappropriate times and ways. Michael Douglas and others were tolerable, but when the leading actress just sucks, there’s no way to salvage a movie.
3 out of 10