Promising Young Woman

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Movie Info & Cast


From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be: she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.


  • Carey Mulligan
  • Laverne Cox
  • Bo Burnham
  • Clancy Brown
  • Jennifer Coolidge
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Molly Shannon
  • Angela Zhou
  • Alison Brie
  • Connie Britton

Atom User Reviews

Verified Review

Enjoy every second of it very well thought out!!!

Elvia G
Verified Review

Great movie!

Aaron M


Dec 23, 2020

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.

Andrew Crump
Paste Magazine
Jan 27, 2020

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.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
Jan 26, 2020

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.

Anthony Kaufman
Screen Daily