Promising Young Woman (\N)

Promising Young Woman is a movie starring Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, and Alison Brie. A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.
  • 7.5 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2019-01-24 Added:
  • Emerald Fennell, Writer:
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10 / 10

Ignore the negative ratings

No idea why some people are rating this so low. To me, it was a fresh, unique take on a brutal topic and it excited me more than any film I've seen recently. I'm not usually a fan of Carey Mulligan but her performance was incredible.I've never written an IMDB review before but felt compelled to recommend this movie. Go see it.

10 / 10

Very dark

Darkest film I have seen in a very long time. It stays with you in a very uncomfortable way for days after viewing.

Casting and acting is spot on.

10 / 10

Very, Very Good (And different)

It's a comedy, but not really.

It's a thriller, but not really.

There's a romantic element, but it's certainly not a romance film.

I'm not sure exactly how to describe it, except to say that this film crosses several genres, and that I thought it was very creative and interesting. It reminded me a little of 'A Simple Favor', except not quite so dark.

Carey Mulligan is superb. Bo Burnham is very funny. I wanted to punch nearly every other male character in the film.

9 / 10

Ab Fab

Sensationally entertaining and very evocative of flashy/trashy vintage Brian DePalma.Carey Mulligan (who looks curiously like Kim Cattrall here) gives the best female performance of 2020. I hope Oscar notices.In the pre-Covid days, an indie distrib like A24 could have turned this into a "specialized" blockbuster. Not sure what fate awaits it at this point in time.(And it's definitely one bats**t crazy Xmas Day wide release, lol.)

9 / 10

Very powerful movie

*This review doesn't contain any spoilers, but does go over some broad parts of the movie in general*So, in the beginning of the movie (until about 1/3) the storyline was going as I expected it to go, and I really liked how the movie was continuing on. However, starting from about 2/3 of the movie, the movie seemed to turn more into a romance movie? So I was kind of worried it would just end up that way, but it did not! The ending was very unexpected and powerful, so I think the movie really portrayed a powerful message to the audience. Also, LOVED the movie soundtracks!!!!