Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman

DVD - 2021 | Widescreen edition
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Cassie is 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 but will jeopardize her future.

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PiepieB
Apr 15, 2021

Stayed up MUCH too late one night watching this... I just couldn't tear my eyes away! It was one wild ride! I loved, loved, LOVED the cast... Carey Mulligan shines, Laverne Cox, Max Greenfield, Alfred Molina, so many others, including a short scene with Emerald Fennell (who also wrote/directed this). If you like dark, twist-y things, then this film is something you need to watch immediately.

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jimg2000
Apr 14, 2021

Bad actors in our society are more likely to face the music because of the proliferation of online videos from bystanders' cellphone/GoPro/bodyCams showing the actual acts being played out. Their tried and true blame-the-victims defense arguments are no longer reliable get-out-of-jail-free-cards in courts anymore. This film instantly become a must see #MeToo film, and hope Carey Mulligan will win the Best Actress Oscar as Jodie Foster in The Accused (1988) and Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry (1999).

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lindy919
Apr 12, 2021

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Good movie. Original plot, tension builds. At first, I was torn about the ending but after thinking on it a while like the way it played out.
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maxiedoodle
Apr 11, 2021

This movie is one of the best of the year, largely due in part to the performance of Carey Mulligan. She richly deserves her Oscar nomination. The screenplay is another contender for an Oscar, and boy does it pack a punch! Highly recommend this movie. It will blow your socks off. 10/10

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Buddy08Chu
Apr 02, 2021

Gripping movie featuring a great performance by Carey Mulligan.

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dotschi
Mar 31, 2021

WOW! A thrilling, compelling and highly entertaining movie. Superbly done in every respect.

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JollyBaba
Mar 30, 2021

I heard it was dark but then it got DARK. Nevertheless, it is captivating and thrilling and relentless. Carey Mulligan is amazing and the supporting cast is great, particularly all the familiar faces cast as "nice guys". Great editing and a delightful soundtrack ... altogether one of my favorite movies of 2020.

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EB8624
Mar 27, 2021

An interesting twist on a tormented young woman. I'm sure it's touches the soul of women who have been victims like her friend. Some lame conversations, but story builds. Unfortunately the ending is disappointing how it plays out in a forced manner to the audience. (The music is not bad as the previous reviewer states--they must not like violins.)

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DHahn
Mar 17, 2021

Beyond bad. Bad screenplay, bad story, bad music. Nothing here except of course the academy awards? AVOID this film.

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Tjavierb
Feb 08, 2021

A revenge tale that's unrelenting in its realism. My mouth was agape.

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jimg2000
Apr 16, 2021

Some quotes in IMDb, thanks to its contributors:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009620292/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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Perhaps the quotes below are too familiar and left out in IMDb:

Okay, I-I'm not the only one who didn't believe it. If-if you have a reputation for sleeping around, then maybe people aren't gonna believe you when you say something's happened.
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And those choices, those mistakes, can be so damaging and really regrettable.
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Yes. I mean, because what would you have me do? Ruin a young man's life every time we get an accusation like this?
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Can you guess what every woman's worst nightmare is? The thing is you thought you'd gotten away with it because everyone had forgotten.
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So, you're perfect, right? You've never done anything you're ashamed of?
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Poor Ryan, just an innocent bystander.
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Move on. Please. For all of us.

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