February 14, 2020
By: Billy Joynt | February 14th, 2020

The Assistant is in select theaters on February 14th, 2020.

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.

This movie starts off very slow, but real. If you want to watch a movie about someone living their everyday life, the first half of this movie is just that. Towards the middle it does pick up and it does get better. It becomes more intense and you become more interested in what is going on in the movie by the second half.

What makes this movie good is Julia Garner. She is able to deliver the real emotion, that you just feel deep in your stomach. While she seems to be very pale and flat faced throughout the movie, it just goes to show you that someone with good facial expressions can control how the audience is feeling during the movie.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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