Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Wow. Just wow. So incredibly powerful. 

I was talking with Ali about this after we watched it and we felt that some of the power of the film was lost in its ending scene. I think it’s fantastic that she’s able to have that moment of righteousness and justice for herself (and Nina) in those closing moments, but some of the intensity was certainly dulled as a result of it. Just like the alternate Get Out ending (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, look it up), choosing to end the movie right before that moment of indictment (as if we can wholly depend on a fair sentencing from our justice system, but that’s beside the point) somewhat detracts from the potency of the message and isn’t truly reflective of the state of issues in our country. Clearly it was a conscious choice made because consumer America isn’t ready for such a blatant and damning condemnation, but isn’t that the point? I don’t know- but wow, just wow. This will definitely leave me something to think about.

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