Promising Young Woman (2020)


“Look how easy that was. I guess you just had to think about it in the right way. I guess it feels different when it’s someone you love.” – Cassandra

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Jan 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A woman plans revenge on those who traumatized her in the past.

My Take on it – This is a film that has been getting lots of hype lately due to the stellar performance by Carey Mulligan, so I decided to see what it was all about.

The film is quite clever in the way that it plays out in a methodically planned out way.

The characters are mostly superficial besides the lead one played really well by Mulligan.

The pacing is slightly off and there are a few points where the story drags and lingers a bit too much.

The story itself is presented in a very choppy manner which is done in order to conceal some of the surprises along the way.

Mulligan;s characters plans things out in such a meticulous way that it’s quite fascinating to watch it all progress as she plays out the perfect kind of revenge.

The film’s soundtrack is also great and is quite helpful in keeping the story more entertaining to watch unfold.

The plot is played out really well and they have some great twists in the story that help enhance things in a way that makes it more engaging to watch unfold.

Bottom Line – Quite a clever idea that unfortunately drags along a bot too much at certain points. The story jumps around a bit too much in order to conceal some of the surprises along the way. Mulligan does a wonderful job in the lead role and we can see how much her character plans everything out in such a detailed way to enact the perfect revenge. The soundtrack is perfectly set up and helps keep things even more entertaining to watch unfold. The film has some great surprises along the way that help enhance things even more. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The title is a reference to Brock Turner, a Stanford University student who was convicted of sexual assault in 2016. Despite his conviction, he was referred to by some as a “Promising Young Man.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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