I would like to thank Focus Features for allowing me to watch and review this film.
Cast: Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox
Synopsis: A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who cross her path.
For those of you who watch this picture, you might misinterpret it as a dark comedy and call it a day. But my experience is different from the standard viewers. Promising Young Woman is the type of movie that made me feel something that I have been looking for in a film since Parasite.
This story has echoed multiple encounters of women being taken advantage of in vulnerable situations. I believe this film does an excellent job of giving viewers a fly on the wall insight into how situations like this happen and the repercussions that follow after.
The cast was perfect. There were so many scenes with Carey Mulligan that made my stomach drop to the point where it made me excited a movie like this was created. Bo Burnham is phenomenal as always and Laverne Cox was good but she takes more of a backseat role in this film. Another thing I would like to mention is the soundtrack. It was a warm welcome to hear some familiar songs.
Final: Promising Young Women is a testament to the “Me Too’ movement. It is a revenge story that has an extremely important message to relay to its audience. Stories like this are the best when you don’t see them coming. The film is set to release in theaters on December 25th.
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