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The Assistant is a movie starring Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, and Makenzie Leigh. A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of...

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Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Kitty Green
Writer
Kitty Green
Actors
Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth, Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.

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Peter L.

The movie begins with one character, Michael, driving around in a car, talking with another. He is driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a car he does not know. One of his passengers says, "Listen, do you have a car that fits the bill?" Michael replies, "No, but I do know a car that fits the bill." This is a good opening for the movie, which shows how Michael grew up, got his business, and came to Los Angeles. His behavior is a great contrast to that of the father, Bill, played by Jeremy Irons. Bill is so corrupt that he cannot even work with Michael, but then Michael becomes so corrupted that he must betray his friend. Michael had to give up the family business in order to make a choice in his life. In the end, he has to choose between a life of freedom, and the reality of working for someone who cannot care for him. He can only hope that it is the former. So there are two ways he can live: either he can accept the reality of the people who work for him, or he can destroy his life. The movie is quite amazing, because the movie is really like real life. It is real life in Los Angeles, or in any other city, as we can see. One thing that is quite interesting is that Michael is only 21, but everyone says he is an old man. This makes you think that he has to be the age of his character, but I have to disagree. I think it is quite possible that he was 14, which is the age of the real Michael. So this movie is not a masterpiece, but it is a good movie.

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Dylan

Lavishly photographed, with some fine acting, but this is a story with a truly tragic ending, and a film that could have been much better. The story follows three teen-aged friends. The boys get caught up in a crime spree, a drug deal gone wrong, and ultimately a killing. The whole film has a rather conventional storyline, with a slow and steady build-up to a climatic finale. The film looks and sounds great, although it is a bit of a disappointment because the film needs a good story to be a true classic.

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Nancy Cox

After being passed over for a promotion at the end of WWII, Steve (Jared Leto) is hired to help Mabel (Annette Bening) with her regular affairs. They move into a mansion that Mabel shares with a friend's mother, Mrs. Bloom (Reese Witherspoon), and Steve and Mabel start to form a friendship. The film is quite different from the book, but it is certainly a lovely one. The acting is superb, the plot is intriguing and the photography is fantastic. The ending is rather nice as well. This is a nice film to watch with your family, it has a dark side, but it is nevertheless a lovely film to see. I do not think it is a film for younger children, it is very adult, but it is definitely for adults. Highly recommended!

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Dennis

Many of the movie-going public may not understand the fact that a family might be involved in a tragedy in the midst of their vacation. It is extremely common in this age of adventure. The trouble in the couple's lives is far less significant than the reason why the family is so scattered. In this way, it is equally applicable to this movie. I think that this film is quite interesting to those who are not from this culture. It is well-made, and I wish it was rated better than it was. I guess you could say that I enjoyed it.

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Phillip

In the late 1970's, Lalo Schifrin (George Clooney) is the title character in this film. He is a lawyer with a somewhat idyllic life. His wife, Jill (Gwyneth Paltrow), has been estranged from him since their marriage in 1972, when he was an assistant to the late Jack Schlossberg (Gary Oldman). His children (Kip Pardue, David Paymer, Jay O. Sanders) live in the countryside and his mother, a literary agent, is now a successful author. He also has a son, Kip, from a previous relationship, and is also engaged. In the middle of the evening, he receives an offer of marriage from a divorced Jewish woman (Chloe Sevigny). He soon becomes engaged to her, and is delighted to learn that she is not Jewish. However, when the Jewish wedding is announced, she refuses to marry him, and his world is shattered. He moves to New York, where he works in a legal firm as a partner. Meanwhile, his children's desire to belong to a Jewish community changes their lives. Also starring Mary McDonnell as Frances, and Nicolas Van Orton as Phil, the Burt's father. George Clooney is an overacting lawyer with a depressive attitude who acts with great flair. He is not the hero, however, he is clearly the center of the story, but he is aided by a good performance from George C. Scott as the lawyer. This is a well-acted and very emotional drama, but it suffers from a low-key style, and it is not as interesting as it could have been. The film was originally released as Shifrin: A Pastoral Journey. It was later released as Shifrin: An American Dream, and it was originally released as Shifrin: L'Amore, but the English title is changed to Shifrin: An American Dream. Very good!

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Andrew L.

Maybe this was the best movie to show his talent as a writer, but I do not see him as a brilliant writer. The background of the story seems to be solid, and the movie, too. I was disappointed that the story in the end is not as clear as the beginning, but the message about the burden of the past and how those experiences affect us still stays in my mind. The main idea in the movie was how the system of education failed to educate its subjects and they were forced to follow the system. This is a very convincing idea. The idea that the way they do education affects them is real. Also, the movie is honest with the story telling. Not only that, but it showed how one's past influences them in the future. This makes the movie much better than it could have been.

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Jessica

I saw the preview for the new season and it caught my attention. In the preview you can see a short scene in which George & his girlfriend talk about having sex. The story begins when George lives with his girlfriend and her family. One night she catches George in bed with another girl. George starts to make a mess of things. In the morning George comes home. He is asked to help his friend find a new apartment. He goes to a place that is almost haunted by the ghost of a girl. George is not ready to help the ghost but the apartment is haunted. A lot of things happen that George never knew. For example the ghosts follow him everywhere. The ghost has also moved to another apartment in the neighborhood. George has to decide whether to help the ghost or not. If you like movies with a lot of things happening in them then this is the one for you. For me it is not that great but it is the kind of movie that you can watch with your kids.

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Aaron Hansen

A woman (Emily Mortimer) has a miscarriage in her apartment, so she calls the local clinic for help. But the receptionist (Carol Kane) is a racist, so the woman is stuck trying to get the information she needs, while her boyfriend (Ben Mendelsohn) comes to stay with her for a while. Meanwhile, a group of people gather at the clinic to discuss what to do. The receptionist is played by Erin Richards. The receptionist is white, so the doctors are black, the people around her are white, and the people who are very close to the clinic are all white. The main problem with this movie is how white people think of black people. The receptionist is racist and the nurses are racist, so black people are treated as second-class citizens in the hospital. There is no black guy, a black girl, a black man, a black woman, or a black man's brother in the clinic, so it is not believable that the receptionist would think that the doctors are not treating black people equally. The receptionist is also anti-Semitic, which is more offensive than anything. I also like the part of the nurse being white. The nurse is very sweet and sensitive and is often portrayed as being sympathetic. But as I said, the receptionist is white. I don't like white people who are racist. This is a movie about racism, and it is too bad that the receptionist is white. I give it a B. If you want to see a film about racism, see Do the Right Thing.

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Shirley Hart

I was pleasantly surprised by this film. The story is excellent, the acting is great, and the cinematography is superb. It's nice to see the genre of this film fully fleshed out. But the only reason I gave it a 7 out of 10 was for the ending. I knew exactly what was going to happen, but it just felt like it was a little too abrupt, and the characters felt a little bit stiff. That's a bit of a nitpick though, and I didn't see it as a major flaw. I would recommend this film to fans of sci-fi/horror, but there are some problems that may hold it back from true greatness. 7/10

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Jordan R.

I thought the film was pretty good. It is not for everyone, but it is worth watching. The performances by the actors were outstanding and I liked the direction in many of the scenes. This movie does not portray the society as it is, it is the place where the problems are born. The people in the society are not what they seem to be. The movie does a good job in showing the people and the problems. I think it is a good and fair movie.

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Brian S.

I love this movie, it has always been my favorite. I bought the DVD at Walmart today. I saw it the other night and enjoyed it. I was slightly disappointed with the ending though. I liked the two characters, but for some reason I don't think they get more depth than that. I don't really know. If anyone has any insights on this, please share. I really enjoyed the acting in this film and thought that Jesse Eisenberg's performance was a bit subdued. I just didn't think he had the personality to carry the whole movie. The special effects were very good. I was never bored while watching this movie. I just loved the characters and the story.

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Danielle W.

I was in the mood for a movie this weekend. You know those cheesy ones that all have these silly, pretentious storylines and a formulaic, extremely standard ending? Well, "The Assistant" is one of those. The story is about a man who was originally a top scientist and respected member of society, but in the wake of the Tuskegee airman, he is now unemployed and living out of his car. One night, his wife leaves him and he takes his dog, because he can't bear the thought of losing him. It's the kind of story you expect from "The Sopranos," but not from "American Hustle." And that's a shame because this movie was so much more. It was a film that was intelligent, and intelligent films are rare and a real shame because these days, a movie like "The Assistant" can be made and could be the sort of movie that could really stand up to repeat viewings. And it is the sort of film that should be shown in middle school. The acting was outstanding. This is really a top movie and I would recommend it to anyone. I also highly recommend the director's cut of this film. They have a lot more substance to it, and it makes it more interesting to watch.

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Philip

This film is interesting because it seems to go against the grain of Hollywood. It seems to show that one can not always get what one wants, or at least that some people will never get it. Of course, the viewer may not agree, but that doesn't mean that the film is not worth watching. The script is very good and there is a great deal of detail put into the story. I would recommend this film to people who enjoy movies about people going against the grain of Hollywood, or who are looking for something different. Also, this film is definitely not for the faint of heart.

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Bryan Carroll

This movie takes place in a foreign country, and the cultural differences are noticeable. The film is about an American officer in China who has fallen in love with a Chinese girl. The film explores the relationship between the two. I was surprised how believable the relationship was. The Chinese girl and the American soldier were amazing in their own ways. The dialogue between them was authentic. There is a scene where the American soldier is out with his girlfriend, and he asks her why she is always with her boyfriend. His girlfriend answers "I can't be with a person like him." This was a surprisingly serious moment. The film has a slower pace than I expected. I like the fact that the movie explores the relationship between the two. I liked the film's ending. The two of them seem to find themselves. I enjoyed the photography in this movie. The colors were different than I expected. This movie is worth watching for the cinematography. I recommend this movie.

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Bobby

Director Steven Soderbergh uses unconventional camera techniques in order to create a very unique film. This film is a dreamlike dream like narration about a character that does not believe in the law of gravity and death.The story revolves around a character named Kim (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a man that does not believe in the law of gravity and death.It also revolves around his love interest Julie (Katherine Waterston), who is a young girl in love with Kim. The story is very interesting. It was able to generate interesting emotions. One of the most important aspects of this film is the characters. As the story revolves around Kim, it was easy to forget that the audience was watching an actual man. However, the actors did a great job. It is difficult to imagine what they would have been like if they had been written by someone else. Steven Soderbergh has created a film that is difficult to forget. The film was able to control my emotions. The film was really challenging to watch. It was very difficult to watch this film and not feel sorry for the character. One of the greatest parts of this film is the film's theme. It is not easy to write a film that is so unique and out of the ordinary. The theme of the film is very unique. It has that strong narrative. It had been an incredible task for the director to create such a great film. One of the great points of the film is that it has a strong plot and it does not rely on plot to move the story forward. This film is a masterpiece.

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Adam M.

Despite the cliches and clichés, this film is well-made and highly enjoyable. It is a fine film on its own, and a fun companion piece to The Silence of the Lambs.

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Amy

As a medium-high budget independent film, there are many things that can be said about "The Assistant." For starters, it's the type of film that a critic will have trouble comparing to an "Americanized" American film (especially in the context of the criticism of this film's characters). The acting is superb. Michael Douglas and Scarlett Johannson are excellent, and the dialogue flows well. The pacing of the film is very good, and the story flows at a good pace. As for the writing, the script is quite brilliant. The director's commentary on the DVD comes to life with a large selection of clips from the film, which also adds to the film's brilliance. The editing is done very well, and the editing is quite a bit different than other films of this type. There is one scene in particular, where the editing is extremely good. The DVD also has three interviews with the cast and crew. I particularly liked the interviews with Douglas and Johannson, because they were so nice and honest about their characterizations and the production of the film. You will notice that this film is very different from other films of this type. The production values are excellent, the set designs are very good, the cinematography is very good, and the score is excellent. Overall, "The Assistant" is a film that's worth seeing. My rating is 7 out of 10.

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Jason Allen

I thought that this movie was good, but I did have a few problems with it. One, the plot seemed a little to predictable. Two, the movie was kind of slow. But I thought that the story was very good. I liked the acting, the music, the cinematography, the story, and everything. I thought that it was a good movie.

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Brian Gonzales

Last week I saw this movie at the first screening I attended. I had not heard of the film before and wasn't really sure what to expect. My friend and I both loved it, and we both agreed that it was the best movie I have seen in a while. However, my opinion may be in the minority because I saw this film at a "Secret Cinema" screening. As far as the film goes, it is a unique story of a woman who lives in a different time zone and the people that surround her. It tells a story of her family, friends, and the people that surround her. The audience is given the opportunity to view the film in a first person perspective. While this was a great aspect of the film, I was not entirely satisfied with the end of the film. I was left with a sense of disappointment. The film was over before I knew it, and I was left with a sense of frustration. The film ended on a great note, but I believe that the director could have done better with the ending. Overall, I would recommend this film to anyone. I loved it, but I did feel that it was a bit overrated. The acting was great, but I felt that the ending was a bit cliche.

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Richard

This film is a difficult one to get through. You cannot give it an easy mark. The film is very hard to follow, and many viewers will be lost after a while. But if you are able to get through the first half hour of this movie, you will enjoy the second half immensely. The story is well-told, and the characters are both intriguing and convincing. There are twists and turns, and the twists are unexpected and interesting. This is not a movie that I would recommend to anyone without some knowledge of Jewish history. But it is a good movie to see if you are not a very advanced person, and want to get some perspective of this tragic event in Jewish history.

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Mary Robinson

This was a surprisingly good movie, I had trouble with it for awhile. It reminded me of "The Graduate" or "That Thing You Do" for instance. The plot was good and the acting was good, but the characters weren't fleshed out or developed enough for me to care what happened to them. The movie kept me interested, but it wasn't great. I'm not sure I'd watch it again.

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Patrick W.

You have to know someone who has done something extremely illogical. You have to have seen a scene where they gave one of their friends a scalpel and chopped off a finger. And you have to understand that this was because the friend was drunk. Now, I don't know why this film was made, but I'm sure that if it wasn't for Stephen King and the fact that it was a low budget film, this film would never have been made. This is a movie that is for people who have experienced what they had to experience in real life, and it is for people who have never experienced what they thought they would have experienced in real life. So, if you don't like movies that are real, then you won't like this one. It's real life. It's true. And you can have your mind of it, but you can't get your hand out of it.

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Jacob P.

This film is a retelling of a story I have seen before: a mother/daughter bond that lasts over 50 years. It is about their best friend, and the relationship between them that is very similar to my own mother/daughter bond. But while it is an interesting story, it is not without its flaws. The story is told through flashbacks of the mother's past life, from her childhood to her death. In many ways, it reminds me of some of the movies I have seen based on books. The film is definitely not a bad one, but it is just that the pacing of the story felt to be a little off. It could have been better. While this is a good film, it does not have any sort of great qualities. I would have liked to see more of the father's and daughter's past life, and maybe also more of the mother's. Overall, the story is good, but it just felt like a little too long. Also, I would have liked to see more of the father and daughter's life, as they are at the heart of the story. I give this film a 7 out of 10. It is a decent film, but it was definitely too long and did not have any great qualities.

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Betty

The Assistant is a great movie with many great performances. The movie is about a man who is in a car accident and tries to find out what happened. When he finds out that the car he was in is no longer running, he starts to research what happened and what is wrong with the car. This is a movie that will keep you interested until the end. The acting in this movie was fantastic. Daniel Day Lewis is great as the man who is in a car accident and tries to figure out what happened. His acting was so good, he really was like a character that you could see through. The story was interesting and the movie was very good. The movie is very good and is very good at it's best. I think this is a movie that you should watch and enjoy.

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Jonathan Adams

It's difficult to give a summary of this film. I'm sure you'll have read other reviews of it and you'll know what to expect. However, I'm going to give it a try. It was very good. I loved it. I think this movie is different than anything else that has come out in the last 5 years. There were several parts in the movie that were worth it for me. First of all, I absolutely loved the acting. I thought everyone did a great job, from the lead to the supporting characters. I think the main character, "Eddie", did a great job at showing that he is a good person. The side characters, "Wendy", "Flossy", and "Ollie" all played a great role, as did the supporting characters, "Clara" and "Billy". They were all great characters. I also liked the way the movie went from a very funny, fun movie to a serious, serious movie. It was really good. I also thought the movie was well written. I think the actors did a great job of portraying their characters, and the writer did a great job of explaining the story and the situations in the movie. I think that was really important to the movie. I think it was great. I think this movie is worth seeing. It was very good, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes comedy, and/or a movie that is very different than other movies. I think it is worth seeing. I would give it a 9/10.

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Brenda

A very good movie with a very good ending. I can understand why the guy who plays Sean thinks he is a big jerk, but he did have a very good job of portraying Sean. I also think it's very funny that the girlfriend who didn't get pregnant because she had unprotected sex with her boyfriend did all that to get him to be a parent to his son. But I don't think it's as funny as it is supposed to be. Anyway, it's worth seeing. It's not the best movie I've ever seen, but I would say it's one of the better ones out there.

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Nathan E.

A funny and decent movie. It is a small slice of life of some neighbors, and that's all you need to know. I'm a little disappointed, since I expected more. The father was really stupid, and I was looking forward to more. But this movie is a good example to get over with. It's a good movie, but I'm still thinking about what I should do, what to think, or how to make this movie again. I'm sure there are some people that would enjoy this movie, but if you're not a fan, I wouldn't say this is a good one. I recommend this movie to anyone that would like to see something different, but don't want to see a Hollywood movie.

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Brandon Murphy

After living with Michael Jackson, this man seemed more than capable of doing something that might touch the lives of millions of people. So his legacy lives on in every kid. His work is not about entertainment, it is a tool to help raise the public's consciousness. We will never understand the soul of the King if we don't at least have the opportunity to understand his work. In that respect, this movie is a valuable insight to our culture. It gives us a way to make sense of what we are seeing. I can see this movie as a good example of how we can see our children. We have been taking this particular family from one location to another. But what if the only experience that we had with our children is their care for a legend like Michael Jackson? The movie follows our "parents" to see how they do their best to keep a family from living in a perpetual crisis of separation. But in the end, the film ends as a piece of art, a testament to the power of a good story. It isn't a fairy tale but it tells us how we can take the myths of our culture and make them our own.