"The Assistant" is a 2019 American drama film directed by Kitty Green.
The starring cast includes Julia Garner as Jane, Matthew Macfadyen as Wilcock, Makenzie Leigh as Ruby, Kristine Froseth as Sienna, Jon Orsini as Male Assistant 2, Noah Robbins as Male Assistant 1, Alexander Chaplin as Max, Bregje Heinen as Tatiana, Juliana Canfield as Sasha, Clara Wong as Tess and others.

Here are "The Assistant" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.

Trailer

Is there a trailer for The Assistant movie?

Vertigo Releasing on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 released the trailer for "The Assistant" you can watch here:
The Assistant Trailer - On Digital 1st May.

Plot summary

What is The Assistant movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Assistant" movie plot summary.

The film takes place over the course of a single day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a junior assistant who has been working at a film production company in New York City for five weeks. Jane arrives well before dawn and performs various menial administrative tasks. Her job's long hours and demanding tasks keep her busy and incredibly stressed. During a phone call with her mother, Jane learns that she forgot to call her father on his birthday.
As Jane's day progresses, it becomes clear that her boss has been having sex in his office with many younger women and facilitating a culture of sexual harassment at the company. Many of the male executives make snide comments about the boss's affairs while the female executives handle their own workloads and discuss the possibility of transferring to other departments. Whenever Jane does something her boss deems a mistake, he verbally abuses her over the phone as her two male junior assistant coworkers watch silently. Throughout the day, a variety of people from the boss's life interact with Jane, including his wife, his children's nanny, a famous actor, and a group of Chinese film producers.
In the afternoon, a young, inexperienced woman named Sienna (Kristine Froseth) arrives from Idaho, saying she has been offered a job as a junior assistant. Jane, concerned for Sienna's well-being, goes to the human resources department to file a report after dropping Sienna off at a five-star hotel being paid for by the company. Wilcock (Matthew Macfadyen), the head of HR, encourages Jane to share her concerns, but later makes it clear that he is turning a blind eye to her harassment claims, before demeaning her, speaking down to her, and stating she is jealous. He also discloses that filing a formal complaint would destroy Jane's career. As Jane leaves his office, he reminds her that she has nothing to worry about, as Jane is not the boss's "type". Visibly upset, Jane receives a call from her boss when she returns to her desk. He has been informed about the unfiled report and demands Jane write an email apology addressed to him, which she does. He replies saying that he is especially hard on Jane because he knows how great she is.

Cast

Who plays who in the The Assistant movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Assistant" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Julia Garner  as Jane a junior assistant at a film production company
Matthew Macfadyen  as Wilcock the head of the HR department at Jane's company
Makenzie Leigh  as Ruby an aspiring actress
Kristine Froseth  as Sienna a newly-hired junior assistant
Jon Orsini  as Male Assistant 2
Noah Robbins  as Male Assistant 1
Alexander Chaplin  as Max
Bregje Heinen  as Tatiana
Juliana Canfield  as Sasha
Clara Wong  as Tess
Migs Govea  as film executives
Daoud Heidami  as film executives
Patrick Breen  as Roy
Purva Bedi  as an executive assistant and Jane's immediate boss
Owen Holland  as Driver
Rory Kulz  as Executive 3
Ben Maters  as Executive 4
Tony Torn  as Boss
Dagmara Dominczyk  as Ellen
Devon Caraway  as Non-Fiction Executive 1
Genny Lis Padilla  as Non-Fiction Executive 2
James C.B. Gray  as Postal Worker (as James Gray)
Sophie Knapp  as Child 1
Hunter Hojnowski  as Child 2
Andrew Hsu  as Business Man 1
Ray Sheen  as Business Man 2
Chester Wai  as Translator
Liz Wisan  as Edwina
Fang Du  as Executive 5
Cherie Mendez  as Receptionist 2
Kirit Kapadia  as Amir (as Kirit Karpadia)
Karen Stewart  as Traffic Reporter
Bray Poor  as Gary
Lou Martini Jr.  as John
Rafael Sardina  as Javier
Jay O. Sanders  as Boss
Jenna O'Gara  as Eleanor
StΓ©phanye Dussud  as Wife (as Stephanye Dussud)
Heather MacRae  as Mom
Cynthia Bastidas  as Maria
Manu Narayan  as Amir
Mark Jacoby  as Dad

Release date

When is The Assistant movie release date?

"The Assistant" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 30, 2019 (Telluride) and on January 31, 2020 (United States) distributing by Bleecker Street Media, De Filmfreak, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Filmin, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, KinoVista and Vertigo Releasing.

Filming

What are The Assistant filming details?

The duration of the film is 87 minutes. The film grossed over $1.3 million.

"The Assistant" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Rating

What are critics and audiences saying about The Assistant movie?

"The Assistant" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 92/100.

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