THE ASSISTANT 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 grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday—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.
“A phantom menace barrels down on the young woman’s life, but this fascinating psychological investigation doesn’t allow him to hijack a story that belongs to her…a significant cultural statement in cinematic form.” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire “A restrained approach to the inflammatory, keeping the temperature at a low simmer and insinuating rather than showing what’s going on…Green is very good at sustaining the sense of low-boil fear and tension.” —Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter “Eerily effective…a powerful movie about the ways power enforces silence, even between assistants and other underlings…the tone of THE ASSISTANT subverts sensationalism.” —K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair
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