Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★

Commentary by Emerald Fennell

Since Fennell also wrote the screenplay, I thought this was an interesting commentary - a two for one, if you will (see, also: Sorry to Bother You commentary with Boots Riley, for another). While the movie's detractors might not be completely satisfied with her choices, I thought she explained her reasoning fairly well, and I look forward to her next movie. I was astounded that this was her debut, but since she has also acted, it shouldn't really be a surprise.

But one thing that hit home with me while listening is that Cassie was deeply troubled - with guilt, with anger, etc., so while the film could've gone a certain way, I think this version was a bit more realistic, on reflection.