m minton’s review published on Letterboxd:
"I guess it feels different when it's someone you love."
wow. this was so powerful and gripping in all the right ways and took me on a journey that I didn't quite expect but needed to take. there is a scene towards the end of Promising Young Woman that left me so scattered and on edge that when the film ended, I couldn't move throughout the entire credits. it's the kind of film that you just have to let sift through you before you continue on with your day, and I can't stop thinking about it. i guess that's a sign it really does its job effectively.
carey mulligan is absolutely fantastic and gives her character so much depth, allowing her to be vulnerable in the right moments to drive the story home. while there are a few elements here I didn't love tonally, this is such a strong directional debut - I'm so glad a woman director and writer was able to take this subject matter on, and especially one as talented as emerald fennell.