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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 ... Boss
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Ellen
Alexander Chaplin ... Max
Bregje Heinen ... Tatiana
Devon Caraway ... Non-Fiction Executive 1
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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Julia Garner is in every scene of the movie. See more »

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In the morning, she gets into the car on the left side, but she gets out from the right side seat. See more »

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My life
30 December 2020 | by erzbetwilsonSee all my reviews

This was my life for 5 years in my 20s. Dreadful and boring; being treated like complete crap by anyone in positions of authority save a few people, being ignored, asked to smile more, dress more or less sexy, catcalled, and asked to do things that were morally wrong for myself. So I relate to this movie. Some may find it boring but if you've worked in a toxic environment whether your male or female you'll see similarities that aren't always picked up on. Brilliantly done.


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USA

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English | Mandarin | Spanish

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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1.85 : 1
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