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
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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 ... Jeff's Friend
Bo Burnham ... Ryan
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Neil
Alison Brie ... Madison
Gabriel Oliva ... Alfred
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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

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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 »

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Trivia

In the script, the film's closing song was to be 'No Regrets' by The Walker Brothers, but Emerald Fennell used 'Angel of the Morning' by Juice Newton instead. See more »

Goofs

During Cassie and Ryan's conversation in the diner, the level of cola in Cassie's glass changes between shots. 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 & Nina.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Prelude and Liebestod
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Bernard Haitink
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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After seeing the trailer I was expecting something more obvious, but after all it's a very interesting movie.
19 June 2021 | by corceiroSee all my reviews

I remember this actress as the "Drive" girl and little else. Carey Mulligan ends up building a solid and unexpected character and that fact changes everything. Besides the quality of the actors, it's easy to find great ideas here - from the dialogues to the art direction (Cassandra's parents' house is really fantastic), almost everything is disruptive enough to make us like this kitsch-chic fantasy about someone who has suffered trauma and wants others to suffer too. This excellent work by Emerald Fennell is really worth seeing.


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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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$719,305, 27 December 2020

Gross USA:

$6,460,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,322,965
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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