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      The Assistant

      R Released Jan 31, 2020 1 hr. 27 min. Drama TRAILER for The Assistant: Trailer 1 List
      93% 244 Reviews Tomatometer 25% 100+ Verified Ratings Audience Score Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, just landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant -- making coffee, ordering lunch, arranging travel accommodations and taking phone messages. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradations against which she decides to take a stand. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Led by a powerhouse performance from Julia Garner, The Assistant offers a withering critique of workplace harassment and systemic oppression.

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      Marilyn P Great story and acting! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/09/20 Full Review judith w BORING BEYOND BELIEF!!! I was disappointed as I like Julia and was anxious to see her in a movie!! I was waiting to see something happen! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/03/20 Full Review Misty It was awful. We just kept waiting on something, anything to make it interesting. The whole movie is basically about a girl doing all her duties at work. Thats it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/02/20 Full Review Steve M Was alright...I read the synopsis so I knew it was only a day in the life...only thing, there was little life to care about in this one...should have delved deeper into her life as a person not just an artifact of an exec. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/02/20 Full Review Jazzbird Very good performances. However it was promoted as being a "thriller" and "riveting." Didn't live up to this descriptions. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/01/20 Full Review essbeep Excellent real-time depiction of one day in a male-dominated industry of a naive young woman with dreams of becoming a producer. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/01/20 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) The definitive film of the Time’s Up/#MeToo movement so far. Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Edward Porter Times (UK) [Kitty Green] reveals the office’s power structure through a detailed and horribly convincing account of its workings. Aug 15, 2022 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe "The Assistant" is a stealth bomb of a movie: It barely makes a noise but it leaves a crater in your heart. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 7, 2021 Full Review Dave Giannini InSession Film The Assistant is an absolute must-watch... Feb 23, 2024 Full Review Brett Doze InSession Film Sexual harassment in the workplace (in this case, a production company) is not shown explicitly. Rather, it is assessed through the anxieties of one young woman who works there, played brilliantly by Julia Garner. May 2, 2023 Full Review Dallas King Outtake Mag Writer-director Kitty Green expertly crafts a culture of fear that permeates every inch of the frame... and holds up a damning mirror to the film industry in this impressive and incendiary feature. Rated: 4/5 Nov 11, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, just landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant -- making coffee, ordering lunch, arranging travel accommodations and taking phone messages. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradations against which she decides to take a stand.
      Director
      Kitty Green
      Executive Producer
      Philipp Engelhorn, Avy Eschenasy, Leah Giblin, Sean King O'Grady
      Screenwriter
      Kitty Green
      Distributor
      Bleecker Street Media
      Production Co
      Forensic Films
      Rating
      R (Some Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 31, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 28, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
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