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
Reviews
Popularity
16 ( 6)
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 99 wins & 169 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

Pushing thirty, and defined by a hideous crime involving her bosom friend, Nina, emotionally scarred medical school dropout, Cassie, knows firsthand that some wounds never heal. Leading an uneventful existence, still living with her parents, waiting tables at a cheap coffee shop to earn a living, Cassie has found the perfect way to deal with the painful past. Dressed to kill, at night, Cassie frequents the local bars and nightclubs, pretending to be dead-drunk, utterly helpless and vulnerable. And, every week, lethally beautiful Cassie is on the prowl for all sorts of nocturnal predators and other wolves in sheep's clothing, who are unaware that, sometimes, the hunter can become the prey. Then, Ryan, a kindly and caring old classmate who is the bee's knees, enters the picture, and just like that, Cassie wants out. However, everybody knows that breaking bad habits is easier said than done. Could Ryan be the one? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge never looked so promising. 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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Along with Chloé Zhao for Nomadland (2020), Emerald Fennell and Zhao become the second and third woman to be nominated at the Academy Awards for writing, directing and producing in the same year. The first being Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003). See more »

Goofs

During the dialogue between Cassandra and Jordan, as the scenes change from one to the other, at a point, the height of the pillow behind Jordan and the position of the towel changes and then it gets back to the initial state in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Gail: And if you two decide to have sex on the counter, the bleach is in the back room. I don't want to walk in here tomorrow morning and see ass prints in the coffee grains. Got it?
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars Untamed (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Wonderful
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Terry Saunders
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

User Reviews

 
Very dark
29 December 2020 | by nsfedyszynSee all my reviews

Darkest film I have seen in a very long time. It stays with you in a very uncomfortable way for days after viewing.

Casting and acting is spot on.


431 of 641 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 660 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Promising Young Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$719,305, 27 December 2020

Gross USA:

$6,199,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,823,375
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed