Lights, Camera, Action: The Best Movies About Being a Personal Assistant!

Lights, Camera, Action:
The Best Movies About Being a Personal Assistant!

Whether you’re in-house or virtual, being a Personal Assistant is not an easy job. It requires you to be organised, efficient, and to be able to handle high-pressure situations with grace. Many movies have depicted the trials and tribulations of being a Personal Assistant, highlighting the challenges and rewards of the profession. In this post, we’ll explore some of our favourite movies about being a Personal Assistant.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

“The Devil Wears Prada” is perhaps the most well-known movie about being a personal assistant. The film follows the story of Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a recent college graduate who lands a job as the assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the editor-in-chief of a top fashion magazine. Andy quickly learns that working for Miranda is no easy task and must navigate the world of high fashion while balancing her personal life.
Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep: The Devil Wears Pravda movie

The Intern (2015)

Robert De Niro: The Intern movie
“The Intern” tells the story of Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a retired executive who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site. As the intern, Ben is assigned to work with Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the company’s founder and CEO. Through his experience, Ben teaches Jules valuable lessons about leadership and work-life balance, while also gaining a new perspective on life.

The Nanny Diaries (2007)

“The Nanny Diaries” follows the life of Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), a recent college graduate who takes a job as a nanny for a wealthy family on the Upper East Side of New York City. Annie ends up taking on personal tasks that have nothing to do with childcare! While working for the family, Annie discovers the challenges of working for a demanding boss while also trying to balance her personal life.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a movie about self-discovery and adventure. The film follows the story of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), a negative asset manager at Life magazine who embarks on a journey to find a missing photograph for the magazine’s final issue. Along the way, the film shows how Walter learns to take risks and embrace his true self, and also portrays his evolving relationship with his Personal Assistant Cheryl Melhoff (Kristen Wiig).

Working Girl (1988)

Working Girl” tells the story of Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith), a secretary at a Wall Street investment firm who dreams of making it big in the corporate world. When her boss is injured, Tess sees an opportunity to take on a major business deal and enlists the help of an investment banker, Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford). The movie explores the challenges and obstacles Tess faces as a woman in a male-dominated industry.
Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford: Working Girl movie
In conclusion, these movies offer an insightful and entertaining look into the world of Personal Assistants. Whether you’re currently working as a Personal Assistant, or you use the services of a Personal Assistant, or maybe you’re just curious about the profession, these movies are worth watching. They showcase the highs and lows of the job, while also highlighting the importance of hard work, dedication, and perseverance.
  • What’s your favourite movie that features a Personal Assistant?
  • Do you identify with any of the Personal Assistant, or Executive, characters that we have mentioned?

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