Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★

After an immediate watch this sat at about a 3.5 for me...but then it stuck with me for about two weeks and I've grown to appreciate what this film succeeds in more than in what it lacks.

Emerald Fennell's film is uncompromising (mostly) and all its own in its dastard mix of various genres and tones that reveal a sad and seething anger at its core. The performances here all work in the ways they're intended and of course, Carey Mulligan absolutely displays why she's one of the most exciting performers working right now in the central role.

You may not like the film (for legitimate and illegitimate reasons both) but I guarantee you that you won't forget it about after it's over and that in and of itself is a high accomplishment of sorts.

for more thoughts on the art of depicting a world fueled by toxic masculinity, check out my full review on Medium!

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