Cinema: A Fun Feminist Goes to War

Linda Voss (Melanie Griffith) is your typical late-model feminist heroine -- brave, bright, spirited, sassy and clearly overqualified for her secretarial job. She is also -- what else? -- hopelessly in love with her boss, Ed Leland (Michael Douglas). At once distracted and self-absorbed, he can't see why she wants a promotion, and he's a little too casual about their love affair. On the first score he has a point: the job she aspires to is spying. In Berlin. During World War II. Maybe she is a bit too spunky for her own good. But not for the good of SHINING...

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