From ground-breaking director Emerald Fennell comes a delicious new take on revenge.
Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman … until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
Promising Young Woman premiered at Sundance and Fennell was praised by audiences and critics for tackling difficult conversations about toxic masculinity, and consent, or as Ariel Fisher writes, “Promising Young Woman stares rape culture in the face and dares it to blink first.”
Mulligan’s performance is riveting, and the stellar cast also includes Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, and Laverne Cox. It’s an audacious genre-bending film that is a cocktail of comedy, horror, social commentary and exceptional entertainment. But be warned that the subject matter of this film deals with issues of sexual assault that may be disturbing and difficult for some viewers.