The Assistant

The Assistant

DVD - 2020
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One day in the life of Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, 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.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2020
Branch Call Number: ASS
Characteristics: 1 DVD (88 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm

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MARK GRINSHPON
Nov 03, 2020

Please do yourself a favor and don't even attempt to watch this "movie"! I can only wish someone, anyone, had warned me before I made a mistake of inserting it into my DVD player. This is the 90 minutes of my life that I'm never getting back. It is literally 90 minutes of absolutely nothing going on. As some reviews on IMDB say (too bad I checked them out only after watching this...) even watching the paint dry is a much more exciting show that this -- and now I know that they were right about it.

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bob33lib
Nov 02, 2020

I kept fast.forwading hoping for something to happen, but just drying paint...

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trudge
Oct 31, 2020

Like watching paint dry. Boring paint...

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auroralibrary1
Oct 25, 2020

Was terribly disappointed with this film. Four of us tried to watch & succeeded for about 15 minutes but with the story line & acting we simply gave up. Would highly recommend you bypass!

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LauraSteinert
Oct 21, 2020

Although most of the "action" in this film is riding in elevators and walking down hallways, there is one pretty "exciting" scene where the assistant is washing dishes with cold water and no soap. I didn't count the words but I think in the first 45 minutes there was about 25 words of dialogue and 50 words of overheard phone calls. So if you want NO action, NO dialogue, and depressing moody shots of a woman who hates her job, this is a good one for you.

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solarmoss
Sep 17, 2020

This wasn’t the greatest movie, but it was interesting in a grim way.

It’s set over one day and you can feel the main character’s soul dying inside as she realizes what her chosen career is really like. Her sheer powerlessness is unsettling.

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catvluckey
Aug 29, 2020

Just slow. I know it's supposed to support the "me too movement" but it doesn't do it any favors. Hasn't everyone had a boss that yelled at you & gotten away with it. Unless you carry around spy equipment, people get away with this stuff.

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MudgeTippy
Aug 14, 2020

Too bad this does not allow for a zero, so gave it 1/2a star !
This is a movie ? that should not have been made and/or watched. No beginning, no ending, no plot and no conclusion, no interest, and no action. A solid NOTHING! So boring....
Worst movie we have ever seen.

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