Miss Nobody (2010) Is Somebody on DVD
Living at home with her eccentric, free-spirited mother (Kathy Baker) and a doddering boarder who is quickly descending into dementia (Geoffrey Lewis), Sarah Jane McKinney (Leslie Bibb) is a lonely secretary who could use a love interest and a break. With encouragement from her BFF Charmaine (Missi Pyle) and some dodgy resume tips from her mom, Sarah Jane applies for an executive position with the company for which she and Charmaine both work, Judge Pharmaceuticals. So begins the dark comedy, Miss Nobody.
Although it seems unlikely, Sarah Jane gets the position; however, the day she is to start the job, she finds that Milo Beeber (Brandon Routh) has bumped her, and she is going to be his secretary. Milo is very attractive and courts Sarah Jane. One evening they go out for Chinese food (and lots of MaiTais) and she accompanies him back to his trendy apartment. As they are getting warmed up, Milo mentions his fiancé, which has the same effect as an icy bucket of water. In repulsing his advances, Sarah Jane pushes Milo off a ladder and he is impaled on an umbrella—which then pops up, dripping.
Sarah Jane gets her promotion, but is blackmailed by another executive (Vivica A. Fox) whom she accidentally pushes in front of an oncoming subway train. The accidents stop there but Sarah Jane continues killing her way to the top. When a handsome cop (Adam Goldberg) moves into the McKinney boarding house, Sarah Jane is smitten. Soon, he is investigating the deaths at her firm and dating her.
In the tradition of black comedy, Miss Nobody is fun for those who “get it,” and it’s a brief 87 minutes, so the gag doesn’t get too thin by the end. Good performances (particularly Kathy Baker as Sarah Jane’s mother and Barry Bostwick as a wayward priest) distinguish a film that doesn’t take us anywhere we haven’t been before, allowing us to enjoy the trip. (DVD Release date: September 27, 2011.)