Excerpt: Featuring a sprawling, well cast ensemble led by a pitch perfect Mulligan, a trickily plotted script, tongue-in-cheek song selections and cheeky production design, “Promising Young Woman” is hugely entertaining – and disturbing.
Excerpt: Promising Young Woman balances its serious subject matter with a darkly comedic tone and satisfyingly entertaining revenge narrative that feels like a centerpiece of the #MeToo era. Add in a career-best performance by Carey Mulligan and you have a unique gem of a film.
Excerpt: A defiant, bold, and color-splashed debut, ‘Promising Young Adult’ sees writer-director Emerald Fennell loudly announce herself as someone to watch while veteran badass Carey Mulligan gives one of the best performances of her career as an impacted survivor out for revenge served cold AF.
Excerpt: Oxford-educated Emerald Fennell, writer/director, has presented a gripping truth, not in the form of a documentary, but as a drama that locks down like a Pitt bull in the blinding passion of the fight.
Excerpt: Its stark tonal shifts and uneven plot structure might be distracting at times, but Emerald Fennell’s ‘Promising Young Woman’ consistently offers a powerful portrayal of rape culture and sexual assault with a narrative full of surprises.