Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★

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Second time I watch it, second time it breaks my heart.

The first time, I left the movie completely sad, thinking that it had betrayed the character of Cassie by killing her, in such an infuriating way. So, we gather aroung the making of this iconic female feminist heroe, and then she dies? No fucking way! This cannot be. This movie cannot be promoting this narrative in which a woman has to die becoming a martyr, in order to gain attention.

But then, after ruminating a lot about the reasons Emeral Fennell had to kill her, I realized that if Cassie would have come completely glorious out of this, we wouldn't have felt this hurt, this mad. I understood then that the movie is not betraying her main character; actually, her death serves as a portrayal of what happens to women seeking for justice (you can watch The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo to understand what I'm saying) and serves as an inspiration for more discussion about the topic. The anger this movie generates activates the need of reflecting on how this society is treating women.

Having said the later, I cannot stop recommending this movie enough. One of the most bold and captivating things I've seen in a long time. Carey Mulligan is amazing in this mesmerizing rol and she totallty deserves awards attention.

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