Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman

my rating isn’t as high as it could be bc there were some parts that were extremely on the nose — from the first minute to the last. considering they are the foundations the movie is built upon they could perhaps be a little less caricaturistic. the handling of the subject matter is also at times a little reckless ... honestly thinking about it now some of it was handled really recklessly. there are scene where cassie threatens people who have ‘wronged’ her by throwing them into the clutches of dangerous men. only after does she reassure these women that they are ‘safe.’ makes we wonder if this is a lot less powerful than it thinks it is. empty white feminism with a greater focus on revenge than the message the director is trying to envisage. but does it even have to be about tackling the root causes of female oppression, or could it just be a revenge movie. i dunno man. but who am i to say anyway and i guess movies like this deserve the benefit of the doubt. what an absolutely electrifying piece of cinema. from creative choices like the vibrant palette to juxtapose the movie’s sombre narrative (allow me), to ms mulligan shining again like she has done for so long. hopefully she’ll finally get the recognition she deserves