Promising Young Woman
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Movie Info & Cast
- Carey Mulligan
- Laverne Cox
- Bo Burnham
- Clancy Brown
- Jennifer Coolidge
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse
- Molly Shannon
- Angela Zhou
- Alison Brie
- Connie Britton
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Enjoy every second of it very well thought out!!!
It’s the thought put into the writing that leads Promising Young Woman astray: The movie knows what it’s about, but waffles over how to be about it. The ferocity Mulligan funnels into her performance hints at the story that could’ve been—merciless, cool and vividly stylized. But her ruthlessness, her “no fucks to give” demeanor, isn’t matched by the picture surrounding her. She realizes her promise as Fennell struggles with her own.
Fennell’s film could be called a polemic, but dramatically it’s so sharply and boldly laid out that its narrative shocks rule the day. It’s jolting to witness how it refuses to let anyone off the hook.
Promising Young Woman builds to a truly shocking climax that delivers Fennell’s themes with a dark and twisted sense of humour—and justice. It’s a clever and unexpected turn in a film full of surprises.