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The Assistant (2019)

R | | Drama | 31 January 2020 (UK)
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A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.

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Kitty Green

Writer:

Kitty Green
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Garner ... Jane
Owen Holland Owen Holland ... Driver
Jon Orsini ... Male Assistant 2
Rory Kulz ... Executive 3
Migs Govea ... Executive 1
Daoud Heidami Daoud Heidami ... Executive 2
Ben Maters Ben Maters ... Executive 4
Noah Robbins ... Male Assistant 1
Tony Torn Tony Torn ... Boss
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Ellen
Alexander Chaplin ... Max
Bregje Heinen ... Tatiana
Devon Caraway ... Non-Fiction Executive 1
Genny Lis Padilla Genny Lis Padilla ... Non-Fiction Executive 2
Clara Wong ... Tess
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Storyline

Follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's - making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered. Written by Bleecker Street

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Drama

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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The drugs Jane puts in the storage box are Alprostadil injections for erectile dysfunction. See more »

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Discarded needles change position in the trash can as Jane cleans the Boss's desk. See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of 2020 (So Far) (2020) See more »

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It's like a movie Version of click bait.
6 February 2020 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Does that seem unfair? Cause technically a blockbuster is click bait, right!? Not really. It's obvious what this movie was trying to do and they delivered it in the most mundane way possible. Just like click bait, they lore you in with a topic you would enjoy but stretch out that topic till get gets boring. I'm sorry I wanted to like this movie and I'm most likely not woke enough to like this movie but it's made for a niche market to get and I feel like I'm not part of that niche.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2020 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,141, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$1,100,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,338,881
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