Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★★½

Promising Young Woman is one of boldest and most unpredictable films I've seen this year, and also one of the best. In her feature directorial debut, Emerald Fennell crafts a timely, colorful, and sharply written revenge tale unlike any other. The film is full of highly suspenseful scenes and every time you expect something, it pulls the rug out from under you at the last second. Carey Mulligan gives an astounding and bone-chilling performance that's every bit as ferocious as it is surprisingly nuanced. Bo Burnham also gives a standout performance and the chemistry between him and Mulligan is one of the highlights of the movie. The soundtrack is insanely electric to the point where it feels like its own character and fits each scene perfectly. This is a film that's bound to strike endless conversations regarding its subject matter and most likely divide people (especially towards the final act) but I was fully engrossed from beginning to end.