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Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan





In theaters this April.

From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) 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.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9620292

Well, this looks interesting. Reminds me a bit of Hard Candy.

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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

Reviews out of Sundance are very positive. Currently 100% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/promising_young_woman
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

I've seen this trailer several times, and I did not recognize Mulligan.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

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I've seen this trailer several times, and I did not recognize Mulligan.
Same. She looks totally different and her American accent is spot-on.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan


Now trying to open at Christmas... we'll see...
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

This will open on Friday. It should be on PVOD within 3 weeks.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

MRAs and their ilk are going to have a meltdown when this movie comes out. Good.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

Reminds me a lot of Hard Candy.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

I saw this today and liked it a lot. I assume general audiences will be split on the ending, but I think it works in the context. It is a very strong debut from Fennell.

Carey Mulligan always kind of rubbed me the wrong way and I'm not sure why. She is in movies I like, but there was just something about her... She has been growing on me though. This was easily her best performance since An Education.

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Brilliant film. The ending was unsettling, but saw it coming. Impressive directorial and screenplay debut for Fennell. This one will be tough for her to match. She'll be one to watch. Mulligan absolutely knocks it out of the park. She just keeps getting better and better IMO. This is definitely one of 2020's best IMO. And gets my highest rating.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

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MRAs and their ilk are going to have a meltdown when this movie comes out. Good.
Magnetic resonance angiograms?
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Magnetic resonance angiograms?
Menís rights activist. It was hard to type to that.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

is this streaming?
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

PVOD in two weeks.
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^ thanks dex.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

god, holy god was this movie amazing. i thought OldBoy (2003) was ultimate revenge porn, this was revenge porn for the 21st century (but of course in a much less harsh way). just amazing performance by Mulligan. i just saw her on Fallon or Kimmel and she has such a thick accent that her American was flawless.

but, she was sublime, just sublime. so devious, cunning. you think it will go one way and then another and then it goes a way you will never expect and at least for me was completely shocked and a little saddened. wished it went a little different, but how it ended was just legendary. absolutely amazing.

this was truly an amazing piece of cinema. i am just in awe. i started this very late and my tag on this post will reveal and never thought i would finish tonight, but i was glued, absolutely glued. i had to and so glad i did. so much emotion. ultimately tragic for one specific reason, but ultimate revenge. simply stunning and i was entranced from start to finish.

Mulligan needs to be nominated for this. it was and she was just so great!


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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

Originally Posted by OldBoy
god, holy god was this movie amazing. i thought OldBoy (2003) was ultimate revenge porn, this was revenge porn for the 21st century (but of course in a much less harsh way). just amazing performance by Mulligan. i just saw her on Fallon or Kimmel and she has such a thick accent that her American was flawless.

but, she was sublime, just sublime. so devious, cunning. you think it will go one way and then another and then it goes a way you will never expect and at least for me was completely shocked and a little saddened. wished it went a little different, but how it ended was just legendary. absolutely amazing.

this was truly and amazing piece of cinema. i am just in awe. i started this very late and my tag on this post will reveal and never thought i would finish tonight, but i was glued, absolutely glued. i had to and so glad i did. so much emotion. ultimately tragic for one specific reason, but ultimate revenge. simply stunning and i was entranced from start to finish.

Mulligan needs to be nominated for this. it was and she was just so great!

Yes! She will be nominated for sure. There is no doubt about that. I just pray she wins over Viola Davis for "Ma Rainey". Who is the odds on favorite at the moment. And she was really good, but not in the same league as Mulligan IMO.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

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Yes! She will be nominated for sure. There is no doubt about that. I just pray she wins over Viola Davis for "Ma Rainey". Who is the odds on favorite at the moment. And she was really good, but not in the same league as Mulligan IMO.
Frances McDormand seems like the favorite.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

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Frances McDormand seems like the favorite.
yeah, i think she is the favorite right now to pick up her third, though i tried watching Nomadland last night. wasn't very successful. little distracted. very depressing thus far, but i'll give it another go, maybe tonight, fresh, from the beginning.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

Originally Posted by RichC2
Reminds me a lot of Hard Candy.
did you actually see it? because it is nothing like HC.
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did you actually see it? because it is nothing like HC.
Agree. The two films are nothing alike. Back to your review, I was deeply saddened by the ending too. I kept thinking it had to be a dream or
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She was faking her death.



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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

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Agree. The two films are nothing alike. Back to your review, I was deeply saddened by the ending too. I kept thinking it had to be a dream or
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She was faking her death.




yeah,
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but once the sun came up, i knew and was heartbroken,

but then it does make the ending that much more powerful.
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Re: Promising Young Woman (2020, W/D: Fennell) S: Carey Mulligan

My only question is why wasnít Alfred Molina credited with a role? Sure it was brief, but a couple times. I ran the credits a couple times and didnít see his name listed and thought odd, just checked IMDb and it lists him as an uncredited role. Whatís up with that?
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Naw, I was just basing it off the trailer and general concept. Havent seen it yet.
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Yeah, this was really good and more entertaining than expected. The most depressing thing is
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I think the guy would get off light considering the circumstances


my only question is was she just phishing for a car to road rage on?

Molina probably wasn't credited for union or pay reasons, which is surprising considering the number of name actors in the movie with shorter and less pivotal scenes.

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