Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★★

That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life. - Dan Turner, Brock Turner's father

Promising Young Woman reminds me very much of Dan Turner's quote about his son Brock above. This movie flips that on it's head. How much does that 20 minutes of action cost the girl caught on the other side? Chanel Miller is a survivor who is thriving but still has to live with what happened to her for the rest of her life. Countless other girls are unfortunately unable to return fully back to their lives before and sometimes do succumb to the trauma they endured. First to come immediately to mind are both Audrie Potts and Daisy Coleman from the documentary Audrie and Daisy.

Promising Young Woman is brave and bold enough to give us the slap in the face we need that it's not so black and white of getting over and moving on from sexual assault.

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