Director: Emerald Fennell
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown
Running Time: 113 minutes
Release Date: March 16 - Blu-ray™, DVD, and On-Demand
| Film Synopsis |
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.
| Review |
Summary (out of 5)
Mulligan plays Cassie, someone who plays incapacitated at bars. She allows sleazy men to take her home, but as soon as they think they’re getting lucky, she breaks her act and makes sure they are held accountable. She doesn’t kill them or physically hurt them. Cassie does much worse: she makes them live with their actions. It’s clear a tragedy occurred during her time in med school that caused her to drop out, but 'PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN' takes its time playing out that exposition. This event has taken over her life, blocking her from embracing a potential love interest, but more importantly, her own success. As soon as there seems to be a glimpse of happiness, Cassie learns not all is what it seems and seeks out to punish those who never got to learn the concept of consequences.
Writer/Director Emerald Fennell has given us a story that picks up on the #MeToo movement. The difference being that the main character does something about it. There’s something very satisfying about watching movies like this. Revenge is always fun to watch especially if the person deserves it. This might not be for everyone, it has a dark tone that some might find disturbing.
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN is now available on Blu-ray™, DVD, and On-Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.