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
After seeing the trailer I was expecting something more obvious, but after all it's a very interesting movie.
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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