Promising Young Woman (2020)

Director: Emerald Fennell
Writer: Emerald Fennell
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, and more.

The Intro:
“Promising Young Woman” blasted into my attention when I first saw the trailer, and damn was I interested. Carey Mulligan seemed like she was going to be a boss and the entire premise of the film had me locked in cause f*&$ douchebag dudes! Let’s dive in!

IMDB Summary:
“A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.”

The Oberrating:
This one exceeded my expectations! Personally, this is a favorite for the year in regards to an ensemble of a cast. Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and plenty more! Even though some actors had way less screen time than others, but I still really enjoyed this cast and their moments, both big and small.
Leading the charge was Miss Carey Mulligan. My girl is straight up bad…ass… She gets her rightful revenge on douchebag guys, as the trailer shows. Each scene where she does so is pretty damn epic. However, her tragic reveal is upsetting and heartbreaking. The movie flows perfectly while also layering Carey’s character as the film progresses.
My personal favorite of the film was Bo Burnham… Shocker. I think this man is masterful at basically everything he does. Directing, comedy, acting, all the works. That carries masterfully into “Promising Young Woman.” He has this awkward charm that simply works perfectly for his character and this film.

The name of the game is revenge, and that is what we have here with “Promising Young Woman.” The classic revenge flick is at work here, and with recent events in society, it is the perfect one. Every action is sweet, sweet revenge for the viewer. Meanwhile, Cassandra’s motives (Carey Mulligan) run deeper than what appears on the surface.

The Wrap-Up:
Watching this film when it came out, I felt it was a quality and entertaining watch for when it came out. Then award season came and it began to get nominations left and right. Now I am not saying that it is not worth it, because it absolutely is, but I just do not think it would make the cut in a natural award season. But beggars can’t be choosers and I am happy to say this is yet again another favorite of mine within the Academy Award Best Picture nominees. On demand or catching it in the theaters, this is another flick you do not want to miss out on!

Rating: 4/5


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