Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★½

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

This review may contain spoilers.

How in the hell did this win best screenplay? It didn’t even deserve to be nominated.

I can forgive the lack subtlety, the sluggish pacing, the awkward dialogue in the beginning and the very on the nose score. And honestly, it almost kinda won me over near the end, BUT, they done fucked that up too.

Let’s start with the positives. I liked some of performances, and it was fun to watch Carey Mulligan torment rapists. I liked Laverne Cox and Bo Burnham’s performances. There were some genuinely good parts of this movie. And I do admire how bold it was. However, that’s all the praise I feel like giving it.

I thought she paid some dude to rape another woman at one point. And the movie just lets you believe that for about an hour. 

One great point my best friend said, is that this movie, and others like it, don’t let the victims have a life after assault. Rape ends in death. And I think that’s a toxic, and even irresponsible message to send.

It’s just a bad movie. I didn’t like it and I don’t recommend it.

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