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Miss Nobody (DVD Review)

18 Sep, 2011 By: Ashley Ratcliff

Street 9/27/11
$26.98 DVD
Rated ‘R’ for language, some sexual content and brief drug use.
Stars Leslie Bibb, Kathy Baker, Brandon Routh, Adam Goldberg, Vivica A. Fox, Missi Pyle, Barry Bostwick.

Sarah Jane McKinney (Leslie Bibb) is an unassuming secretary at a major pharmaceutical company with hopes of ascending the corporate ladder. The twentysomething sweetheart still lives at home with her mother (Kathy Baker), who rents out rooms of her house to random boarders, and hasn’t had much luck in the romance department. She is, in a sense, Miss Nobody.

However, Sarah Jane’s fate changes when she gets a promotion, setting into motion a dizzying chain of events that makes the audience second-guess her moral compass. Well, Sarah Jane’s promotion is short-lived, as young hot-shot executive Milo Beeber (Brandon Routh) swoops in on her job, relegating her back to subordinate status as his secretary. The Beebs comes on to her, and she inadvertently kills him in his apartment, knocking him off a ladder, at which point an umbrella impales him. It’s all downhill from there.

Although killing Mr. Beeber really was an accident, Sarah Jane begins to find she has a knack for murder, picking off her colleagues one by one as her career benefits from their misfortunes. She then shoves her new boss, played by a cunning Vivica A. Fox, into an oncoming train. Sarah Jane effortlessly executes her assassinations and begins thinking she’s invincible. But a new boarder, who happens to be a police detective (Adam Goldberg), shows up. As he investigates the mysterious deaths — four within a 10-month period — at the pharmaceutical company, Sarah Jane meets her match, resulting in a shocking ending.

A moderately funny comedy, Miss Nobody falls short in believability. At one point, Sarah Jane lugs the corpse of a colleague she killed up a ladder in broad daylight to the second story of her house and without breaking a sweat. Get real.

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