'The Assistant' follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has 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. As Jane follows her daily routine she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colours 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.
★★★★★ "It is a sombre, realist study of what day-by-day, moment-by-moment abuse actually looks like." - Peter Bradshaw's Film Of The Week, The Guardian
★★★★★ "Masterfully nuanced at every level" - Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent