The Perfect Assistant

The Perfect Assistant

Douglas Jackson (2008)

12 Certificate


Our Score
You only need catch the set-up to know exactly where this sluggish TV-movie thriller is going. In fact, it's so by-the-numbers, even the irony-laden dialogue is amusingly easy to predict, as gooey-eyed personal assistant Josie Davis becomes psychotically obsessed with marrying her already hitched boss (Chris Potter). Naturally, this means removing everything and everyone that gets in her way, allowing her to take her twisted devotion to increasingly nasty - but entirely unrealistic - levels. But even though events are completely transparent and convenient, director Douglas Jackson insists on continual visual and sonic signposting, with the inevitable sinister score also standing in for genuine atmosphere and tension. Ultimately, the most entertaining aspect is Davis's agitated performance, which is just crazy enough to keep you watching until the ridiculous climax.


A woman becomes obsessively infatuated with her boss, but does not act on her desires out of respect for his family. However, when his wife becomes seriously ill, she sees an opportunity to murder her, so the object of her affection will be available. Thriller, starring Josie Davis, Chris Potter and Sophie Gendron.

Cast & Crew

Rachel Partson Josie Davis
David Wescott Chris Potter
Mary-Beth Sophie Gendron
Wally Jason Harper
John Price Paul Hopkins
Judith Manion Rachel Hunter
Isabelle Wescott Veronique-Natale Szalankiewicz
Nora Deborah Pollitt
Director Douglas Jackson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language.