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The Assistant (1997)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  1 May 1998 (Canada)
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It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a ... See full summary »

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It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a hoodlum friend into robbing the man's store. Soon he falls in love with the very pragmatic store owner's daughter who hesitates in giving her heart... or body. Nonetheless, the young man perseveres, much to the chagrin of her extremely Jewish mother who doesn't want her daughter marrying other than Jewish. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Interesting, but uneven
11 October 2000 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

A mildly interesting movie, but rather predictable and uneven. Some scenes seem strangely out of place with only a mild connection to the story. Armin Mueller-Stahl is, as always, a joy to watch. Kate Greenhouse is radiant but I found her character a little unbelievable, at least in the last scene. Without giving anything away, I am not sure I could take forgiveness that far.


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