Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★

As witty and entertaining as it is shocking and emotionally challenging, "Promising Young Woman" proves to be, without exception, what all feminist films should aspire to be. What I was worried about most going into the film was that it would portray Carey Mulligan's character as a heroine or a "good person" for doing the things that she does. Thankfully, it does not. Most mainstream films almost always have a morally perfect protagonist or, at least, act like they do. But what makes "Promising Young Woman" stand out is that everyone in the film is so morally grey, which can be refreshing and challenging because it's just like real life. There are definitely people who are in the wrong, but there is no one truly in the right either. And seeing the film through Cassie's eyes makes for a very compelling experience. I don't want to sound like I'm repeating myself, but I want to stress that I love the morality of it all. It can be frustrating to deal with characters like these, but I think that's what makes the film eternally fascinating. Really fantastic film.

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