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Message  Luce le Sam 26 Oct 2019 - 19:14

The Assistant” premiered at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival.

Premières critiques :
‘The Assistant’ Review: Julia Garner Is a Revelation in Unnerving Harvey Weinstein Thriller (IndieWire, 2 septembre 2019) B+
For a while, “The Assistant” seems as though it could simply hover in Jane’s world for hours, as if presenting the #MeToo equivalent of Chantal Akerman’s “Jeanne Dielman.” But then the movie injects a subtle plot twist, as Jane’s suddenly tasked with taking a young new assistant (Kristine Froseth) to her own hotel room. The wide-eyed Ohio transplant’s sudden A-list treatment confounds Jane, who seems as if she’s in denial about her boss’ real agenda with the young woman, and instigates a visit to the company HR office that pitches the movie into a whole new level of discomfort. Played by “Succession” star Matthew Macfadyen, the executive tasked with belittling Jane for her complaint magnifies the way the company exerted control over their liabilities and how they got away with it. The backlash Jane experiences from her small attempt to take charge is devastating, and it ends with a sudden email from her boss that gives her just enough encouragement to keep her in line

The Assistant Peers Inside a Very Familiar Mogul’s Office (Vanityfair, 3 septembre 2019)

But the tone of The Assistant subverts sensationalism—even in that meeting with HR, which almost runs the risk of giving us a too-cartoonish villain. It’s a great credit to Matthew Macfadyen’s HR executive—by turns loud, aggressive, perplexingly obtuse, and devastatingly straightforward—and the powder keg you feel building behind Garner’s eyes. The moment seals the movie’s impact; watching it, I wanted to leap out of my seat.
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