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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 cross her path.

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Emerald Fennell

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Emerald Fennell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Mulligan ... Cassandra Thomas
Bo Burnham ... Ryan
Laverne Cox ... Gail
Clancy Brown ... Stanley Thomas
Jennifer Coolidge ... Susan
Alison Brie ... Madison
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Neil
Molly Shannon ... Mrs. Fisher
Angela Zhou ... Todd
Sam Richardson ... Paul
Connie Britton ... Dean Walker
Steve Monroe ... Detective Lincoln Walker
Casey Adams ... George
Francisca Estevez ... Amber
Timothy E. Goodwin ... Monty
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A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who cross her path.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Alison Brie and Chris Lowell appear in the series Glow together. See more »

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"Boys"
Written by Jerker Hansson, Cass Lowe, Emily Warren, Ingrid Andress, Michael Pollack and Ari Leff.
Performed by Charli XCX.
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Watch 'Hard Candy' Instead
4 February 2020 | by LazyAfternoonsSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a revenge thriller revolving around the politics of sexual assault, do not watch this film.

It is wild that this is being marketed as a powerful film for victims who have been wronged by a lack of justice in the justice system, as after a certain point in the film it makes it very clear that it believes victims can only be of use by continuing to be victims.

To be fair, if all of the budget in marketing and the title of the film weren't clearly trying to make a 'statement' based on real world events, this would be a fine cheap horror film. However, if a film wants to be taken seriously as a piece of art and culture, it needs to rise to the occasion or be found wanting.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Promising Young Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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