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The Assistant 15 rating

Kitty Green's #MeToo drama is a sobering take on one day in the life of a film company assistant.

Thriller 2019 117 mins

Director: Kitty Green

Overview

Jane (Julia Garner), an assistant to a powerful movie executive is concerned about the toxic environment of underlying harassment and abuse that is clearly ingrained and accepted within all aspects of the company. This plausible, unsettling tale, written and directed by Kitty Green (known for documentaries including Casting JonBenet) follows Jane during a single day in the office where we quietly witness continual bad practice and her ongoing frustration. Matthew Macfadyen shines as an oily HR Manager and the film's simmering narrative builds a picture of a world that even in the post-Weinstein world is still rife in the workplace.