Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★★

It's seeing movies like this in the theatres that remind me why I love those kind of trips so much and why I love movies in general. One of my favourite kinds of film are revenge movies. Most of the time, that means murder and mayhem, and it's usually done in a bloody way with a high body count. Promising Young Woman doesn't go that route, and instead focuses on a kind of revenge that feels more tangible for a viewer, more possible to happen in a real world. It's come at a time when the world is opening a light to the atrocities that happen to women everywhere from disgusting men. Enter Carey Mulligan, who gives maybe the best performance I've seen from 2020 so far. It's just so layered and confident that I couldn't help but feel satisfied from nearly every action she took. It's really hard for me to say what I want to say without spoiling the movie itself, but it surprised me in so many good ways, which some of my favourite movies do.

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