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"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, 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.
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Critics Consensus: Led by a powerhouse performance from Julia Garner, The Assistant offers a withering critique of workplace harassment and systemic oppression.
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Common Sense Says
Remarkable star performance makes #MeToo drama riveting.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Assistant is a searingly honest indie workplace drama inspired by #MeToo-movement stories of men in power who use and abuse (both verbally and sexually) younger women. The movie takes place over one long work day for the titular character, Jane (Julia Garner), who's a junior assistant to the unseen head of a New York City production studio. Her boss is the kind of man who berates his employees, yells at colleagues, and ignores his wife's calls, all while finding time to sexually coerce young women into trading sexual favors for the possibility of career advancement. Expect occasional swearing (both written in emails and spoken, including "f--k," "s--t," "Jesus!," etc.), and frequent strong innuendo and sexually suggestive content (references to the casting couch, which bears mysterious stains, as well as suggestions of infidelity and various attractive young women waiting to see or stay with the boss).
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- Release Date:January 31, 2020
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