Promising Young Woman

I had a bit of a weird personal experience with this one.  When the movie finished my initial reaction was that it was fantastic and easily one of the best films of the year.  I still think that way but after digesting the movie and seeing some of the criticisms of the movie I now see it in a slightly different way.  On the surface this felt like a revenge thriller but when you look at the actions of the main character in some depth you start to realize that she was rather deranged and that casts a different light on her actions.  For example, was she right to do what she did to the woman that simply didn’t believe the story?  There were a few holes and a few instances where the movie tried to have it both ways .  That said, I really enjoyed it.

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Movie title: Promising Young Woman

Movie description: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.

Date published: 2021-03-20

Director(s): Emerald Fennell

Actor(s): Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Chris Lowell, Molly Shannon, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Steve Monroe, Sam Richardson, Ray Nicholson, Timothy E. Goodwin, Alli Hart, Loren Paul, Scott Aschenbrenner, Gabriel Oliva, Bryan Lillis, Francisca Estevez, Lorna Scott, Casey Adams, Vince Lozano, Mike Horton, Angela Zhou, Austin Talynn Carpenter, Emerald Fennell, Alfred Molina

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama

My Review

I had a bit of a weird personal experience with this one.  When the movie finished my initial reaction was that it was fantastic and easily one of the best films of the year.  I still think that way but after digesting the movie and seeing some of the criticisms of the movie I now see it in a slightly different way.  On the surface this felt like a revenge thriller but when you look at the actions of the main character in some depth you start to realize that she was rather deranged and that casts a different light on her actions.  For example, was she right to do what she did to the woman that simply didn’t believe the story?  There were a few holes and a few instances where the movie tried to have it both ways .  That said, I really enjoyed it.

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