Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★½

A tremendous performance by Carrie Mulligan—she's rarely my favorite but she comes through here in a big way—anchors this provocative but creaky revenge flick. Even if you ignore the plot holes (e.g., how does the protagonist fund her extracurriculars?), there is a Wes Anderson-esque production design sensibility that is too arch and detached not to be at odds with the genuine hurt and rage that drives the plot. Nevertheless, as an artful articulation of raw rage, it's very effective.

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