The Assistant follows a 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. Much like any other assistant, Jane makes coffee, orders lunch, arranges travel, takes phone messages, and onboards 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 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.
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Garner is perfectly cast, a pixie of steel.
A potent fable that both unearths and indicts the systems that kept Weinstein, and men like him, in power for so long.
Few movies have spoken more quietly, and consequently more damningly, than "The Assistant."
Green reveals herself to be a narrative filmmaker of considerable power.