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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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Julia Garner is in every scene of the movie. 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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Gentle and unassuming
11 December 2020 | by odiebeauSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, it feels real and doesn't give in to sensationalism. If you're looking for thrills and spills then this isn't it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2020 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assistant 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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