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Promising Young Woman (2020)

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A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Director:

Emerald Fennell

Writer:

Emerald Fennell
21 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Brody ... Jerry
Ray Nicholson ... Jim (as Raymond Nicholson)
Sam Richardson ... Paul (as Samuel Richardson)
Carey Mulligan ... Cassandra
Timothy E. Goodwin ... Monty
Clancy Brown ... Stanley
Jennifer Coolidge ... Susan
Laverne Cox ... Gail
Alli Hart ... Ruby
Loren Paul ... Jeff
Scott Aschenbrenner Scott Aschenbrenner ... Jeff's Friend
Bo Burnham ... Ryan
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Neil
Alison Brie ... Madison
Gabriel Oliva ... Alfred
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Storyline

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

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Taglines:

Take her home and take your chances. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including sexual assault, language throughout, some sexual material and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The title is a reference to Brock Turner, a Stanford University student who was convicted of sexual assault in 2016. Despite his conviction, he was referred to by some as a "Promising Young Man." See more »

Goofs

As Cassandra walks up the sand track dressed as a nurse it is clear that her socks get soiled. As she lies on the bed her socks are fairly white again. See more »

Quotes

[last lines - in a text to Ryan]
Cassandra: You didn't think this was the end, did you? It is now. Enjoy the wedding! Love, Cassie and Nina.
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Crazy Credits

The copyright date appears twice, once during the opening credits, as "MMCC" and once during the closing credits, as "2020". See more »

Connections

Features The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Stars Are Blind
Written by Fernando Garibay, Sheppard Solomon and Ralph McCarthy
Performed by Paris Hilton
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Ab Fab
5 December 2020 | by movieman-227See all my reviews

Sensationally entertaining and very evocative of flashy/trashy vintage Brian DePalma. Carey Mulligan (who looks curiously like Kim Cattrall here) gives the best female performance of 2020. I hope Oscar notices. In the pre-Covid days, an indie distrib like A24 could have turned this into a "specialized" blockbuster. Not sure what fate awaits it at this point in time. (And it's definitely one bats**t crazy Xmas Day wide release, lol.)


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$719,305, 27 December 2020

Gross USA:

$2,865,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,543,741
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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