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The Assistant
7.1
/10
789 Ratings

THE ASSISTANT

Directed by Kitty Green
United States, 2019
Drama

Synopsis

Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, has landed her dream job as a junior assistant to an entertainment mogul. As she follows her daily routine, she grows aware of the abuse that colours every aspect of her work day—degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand.

Synopsis

Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, has landed her dream job as a junior assistant to an entertainment mogul. As she follows her daily routine, she grows aware of the abuse that colours every aspect of her work day—degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand.

Our take

Based on interviews with many female assistants, Kitty Green’s slow-burn #MeToo thriller depicts a pervasive office culture fuelled with fear and abuse. A film from the post-Weinstein era, the visceral discomfort captured by Julia Garner’s staggering performance stays with you long after viewing.