The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick (1988) Barbara Eden, Josh Taylor, Judith-Marie Bergan, Judy Geeson, Jenny O'Hara, Robert Costanzo Movie Review

The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick (1988)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Barbara Eden in The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick (1988)

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Kathy McCormick (Barbara Eden) works in a grocery store on the check out where the customers love her because she makes sure they get the best value for money. It is because of her good deeds that a customer offers her tickets to a benefit lunch which Kathy attends unaware that she will be surrounded by the social elite. A misunderstanding leads to Kathy being mistaken as a stock broker and that leads to her not only making new friends but being invited to more social events. It also leads to her being escorted by the handsome Grant Sherwood (Josh Taylor) who takes an instant shine to the newcomer to the social group.

I wasn't surprised when I saw that "The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick" had a high rating on another movie website as I have discovered before that Barbara Eden has some very loyal fans who think what ever she stars in is simply great. The truth is that "The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick" is just an ordinary and pretty obvious confusion comedy where we watch Kathy trying to keep a double life going being a routine check out operator by day but then hob-knobbing it with some of society's elite having been mistaken for one of them. There is nothing more to it than that and it is a "Cinderella" style theme which has been done a few times since this was made.

Bu as I said, this is a movie which is a hit with the Barbara Eden fan club and whilst I am not a member of that group I can see how they would enjoy it as the role of Kathy allows Eden to float through the movie with plenty of light hearted grace and humour. And alongside Eden you have Josh Taylor delivering handsome in the bucket loads. But look I could go on but truth be told everything about this movie is generic and that includes the characters and the acting.

What this all boils down to is that "The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick" is a movie for fans of Barbara Eden as they are the ones who are likely to enjoy it the most. But for anyone else this is pretty routine stuff with nothing to make it feel either special or memorable.