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You’d be hard-pressed to find a film that moves with such unassuming intensity as ‘The Assistant’, a film that demands full attention from its audience to tell a frustratingly normalised story of frustrating normalised harassment. It’s a quiet film brimming with power, one that is not to be missed.
– Ashley Teresa
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“The Assistant,” a timely story about abuse of power in the workplace, left me shaken and angry. This quietly devastating film about a young assistant (Julia Garner) to a prominent entertainment executive is inspired by the Me Too movement (and clearly, the bad actions of Harvey Weinstein). The story accurately portrays the weighty emotional toll that stems from knowing something isn’t quite right, but you are powerless to do anything about it.
Jane (Garner) is just starting out in her career. She puts in long hours at the New York office of a powerful film exec, and she takes continual emotional and verbal abuse from her boss (whom we never see). There’s nothing glamorous or rewarding about her job, but those around her give constant reminders that she is the lucky one simply because she is employed there. Jane is faced with hostile, degrading comments from almost everyone she comes in contact with, but she quietly goes about her business and tries her best to ignore it.
Writer / director Kitty Green chooses to center her methodical, orderly narrative around a female assistant, which makes the film all the more powerful. She uses point of view shots that make it feel as if you’re right there in the office, stepping directly into the character’s shoes. The story takes place over one day in a drab office as Jane begins to see a pattern of events that don’t add up. She’s someone who doesn’t quite know enough to have a clear, undeniable picture of what’s going on, yet she still knows something definitely isn’t quite right. It’s unsettling and effective, and it something to which young women (and some young men) everywhere will sadly relate.
When Jane tries to do the right thing, she’s stonewalled by a Hollywood culture where abuse is tolerated, joked about, and covered up — in other words, it’s accepted. She watches as her colleagues joke about these escapades while laughing off her concerns. An unhelpful HR director (the terrific Matthew Macfadyen) dismisses her complaints as “bullshit” and a product of “jealousy,” which is infuriating to watch because it feels so steeped in truth.
Even more disturbing is that while eyes have been opened thanks to the “Me Too” movement, this gross misconduct is still going on in offices all over the world. Newsflash to those working in the entertainment industry (and elsewhere): if you don’t speak up, or if you laugh about or shrug off bad behavior, you’re part of the problem. “The Assistant” is a sobering reminder that just because “that’s the way it is” doesn’t make it right.
Very accurate and realistic representation of a work day in a life of the newly assigned assistant to the boss, who’s a creep and uses his status to fulfill his desires.
Do not expect anything graphic – everything is done very subtle and all the bad stuff happens behind the scenes.
Do not expect any action either – it is all just as low key and as mundane as it sounds like.
I recommend it, if knowing all that you’re still up for it.
Why the modern world is steeped in depression and illness
Here we have the toxic world of white men. Pointless jobs that keep the ‘machine’ rolling, I don’t care if this job is about the movie industry or whatever; this girl’s job is reflected in a million offices around the globe in a million industries. The silly hope that doing crap for a wage will one day create a space where you will finally actually be promoted to do what you want. Yeah, right.
A movie that needed to be made and therefore worthy of screen time. Very, very well acted because it relies on what is not said, what is not ‘noticed’, what is not commented on about, out load. but instead on all of the misery and despair and pointlessness of what is internalised by anyone who is locked into this kind of ‘going nowhere’; friendlessly, alone, unsupported. Family offering chiches instead of actually wanting to hear anything real. Not good enough but it happens all the time. Not a film for everyone, though. If you haven’t worked in a job that proffers no joy, that will no doubt never, ever get you anywhere much and where no one really notices you, then this will possibly not mean much. But if you have, you will understand how well it’s done. A tragic sign of why going to work, which should be at least bearable if not great, makes people heartsick, depressed and suicidal. As for the basic plot line of powerful men and all they take advantage of… well, nothing new there. Worth a watch but not if you’re on antidepressants or suffering a mental breakdown of any sort.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Kitty Green
Writer Kitty Green
Actors Julia Garner, Owen Holland, Jon Orsini, Rory Kulz
Awards 5 wins & 21 nominations.
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Company 3 (picture finishing) (as Company 3 New York), Sixteen19, New York (NY), USA (dailies) (as Sixteen19)
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Printed Film Format DCP