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Film / Miss Nobody

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Miss Nobody is a 2010 Black Comedy starring Leslie Bibb, Adam Goldberg, Missi Pyle, Kathy Baker, Vivica A. Fox, Brandon Routh and Brian Bostwick.

Sarah Jane McKinney (Bibb) is a sweet, mild-mannered secretary at Judge Pharmaceuticals who is overjoyed at her recent promotion to junior executive... only to find out that she'll be working as a secretary to Milo Beeber (Routh), one of the senior executives. When Beeber takes Sarah Jane out on one of his customary dates (he always sleeps with his secretaries), he dies in a freak accident while Sarah Jane tries to resist his advances. The next day, Sarah Jane finds herself promoted to Beeber's position at the company, which gives her some ideas about how to get ahead. Meanwhile, she begins falling for a new boarder at her house, Bill Malloy (Goldberg), who just so happens to be a detective investigating the recent string of unnatural deaths of Judge Pharmaceuticals' executive board.


This film provides examples of:

  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: In the confessional, as Sarah Jane is rattling off her sins to Father Grisham:
    "I've been prideful, vain, and I've killed a few people."
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Sarah Jane narrates the film, and frequently speaks directly to the camera.
  • Black Chick Dies First: Wilder is the first executive that Sarah Jane kills off deliberately.
  • Black Comedy
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: Sarah Jane kills Jejeune while he's photocopying his butt.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Jejeune delivers one in his rant to Charmaine.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Particularly Nether, who tries to push a clearly dangerous drug onto the market to make money, but everybody has some corruption. And then there's Sarah Jane...
  • Cute and Psycho: Sarah Jane is one of the sweetest people you could possibly meet... and she thinks little of murdering people to get ahead at work.
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  • Death by Irony: Sarah Jane started her malicious ways by accidentally killing the executive for whom she worked as a secretary. She dies when her own secretary accidentally serves her the drug-tainted water she had prepared for Ormsby.
  • Disney Villain Death: Charmaine.
  • Fair Cop: Bill, a male example.
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": Sarah Jane uses Mr. Ketchum's wake as an opportunity to hide Nether's body in his coffin, with these results.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Sarah Jane casually brings up the ladder from which Beeber fell while she's in conversation with Bill.
  • Karmic Death: Sarah Jane forgot about that tainted water...
  • Klingon Promotion: Of a sort. Sarah Jane kills those in front of her on her path to the top of the executive board. Charmaine later tries to do the same to Sarah Jane.
  • Mission from God: Sarah Jane believes that St. George is guiding her exploits.
  • Name's the Same: Beeber is spelled "EE", not "IE". Stop snickering.
  • Pedophile Priest: Implied with Father Grisham. Sarah Jane watches him in a park, mentioning that, while he knows her secret, he has some dark secrets of his own.
  • Pull the Thread: Subverted. It looks as though Sarah Jane's poor spelling, of all things, may get her busted, but she is never caught.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Charmaine and Sarah Jane, respectively. Charmaine is far more hot-tempered and assertive, and wears lots of revealing outfits throughout the film, while Sarah Jane is more mild-mannered and dresses rather conservatively, finding herself uncomfortable in sexy clothing. And while both of them are willing to kill, Sarah Jane's career-oriented motivations are much colder and more impersonal, while for Charmaine it's about revenge.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Wilder.
  • The Starscream: If we accept Sarah Jane as a Villain Protagonist, then Charmaine is this. She tries to kill Sarah Jane and steal her job, feeling that she denied her a promotion.
  • Serial Killer: Sarah Jane.
  • Shout-Out: The priest in the film, Grisham, shares his name with an author known for suspense stories centered on the legal profession. Probably not a coincidence.
  • The Stoner: Wickham. It gets him killed when his lighter sets off the gas leak that Sarah Jane had rigged in his house.
  • Straight Gay: Wickham.
  • The Unfair Sex: Three of the five male executives, Beeber, Jejeune, and Nether, all have problems with sexual harassment, weird fetishes or both.
  • Villain Protagonist: Guess.


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