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The Assistant (2019)

R | | Drama | 3 April 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

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Julia Garner on the Challenge of Making 'The Assistant'

The Assistant writer/director Kitty Green and star Julia Garner discuss the care that goes into making "a quiet film" when the "subject is very loud."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Garner ... Jane
Matthew Macfadyen ... Wilcock
Makenzie Leigh ... Ruby
Kristine Froseth ... Sienna
Jon Orsini ... Male Assistant
Noah Robbins ... Male Assistant
Stéphanye Dussud ... The Wife
Juliana Canfield ... Sasha
Alexander Chaplin ... Max
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Ellen
Bregje Heinen ... Tatiana
Lou Martini Jr. ... John
Liz Wisan ... Edwina
Clara Wong ... Tess
Sophie Knapp ... Little Girl
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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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3 April 2020 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,141, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$528,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$528,493
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Warning Do Anything with your time except watching this
18 February 2020 | by cherokee013See all my reviews

First off I rarely review movies , but felt the need to post a warning. In 40 years of watching movies I've never given a movie 1 Star. The only redeeming part of this movie is that it had mercy for the viewers in that it ran under 90 minutes.

This was a movie about NOTHING! What a Disappointment. We really like Julia Garner in "Ozark", but she could'nt save this "Student Film"

The term "Casting Couch" has been around for ever. We all know about the Beast Harvey Weinstein . The Topic was broached more entertainingly in "The Morning Show" Don't listen to the critics reviews. Save your time for watching paint dry, grass grow or going through old tax info.

Don't say that you weren't warned!


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