The Assistant (review)

The Assistant (review)
The Assistant (review)
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This is the first starring vehicle for Julia Garner, who’s best known as the plucky blonde trailer trash from Ozark. She plays the assistant to a film executive who slogs thru a typical work day fielding calls, making photocopies, fetching food and other menial duties…all this while being ignored or abused by everyone around her. Her gradual disgust with her boss’s licentiousness leaves her with a crisis of conscience..albeit rather low key. Garner does a wonderful job of underplaying her character’s distress and disgust. Writer/director Kitty Green (whose only other feature is Casting JonBenét) shows an appreciation for the subtlety of sexism and the pressures of success. While it does take place almost entirely in one office on one day, the film still offers an interesting insight into a character coping with a toxic work environment.

 

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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  1. I love Julia Garner. Cant wait to see her in something new.

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