Cat Green’s “The Assistant” is an impactful and disturbing movie despite– or possibly since of– its little scale. The whole movie occurs throughout one day and is mostly embeded in the office of a powerful film executive whose face we never see because the film is focused on the titular assistant, Jane. Throughout her day, Jane discovers that the executive is abusing his power to solicit sexual favors from young actresses, and she then battles with how to react. It’s a tough film to watch, as Jane’s feelings of powerlessness are palpable throughout, however “The Assistant” is likewise satisfying in its matter-of-fact representation of a workplace culture we have actually discovered exist all frequently.
- Starring: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh
- Director: Kitty Green
- Year: 2019
- Runtime: 87 minutes
- Rating: R
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%
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