Jack Aling’s review published on Letterboxd:
Can You Guess What Every Woman’s Worst Nightmare Is?
An intriguing look at trauma and revenge, Carey Mulligan shines in the unpredictable Promising Young Woman.
This stylish piece makes for a socially relevant and important watch that's shamelessly liberating personality hides a gritty and upsetting story of grief.
Mulligan gives an incredible lead performance channeling years of frustration into a very particular and meticulous character - I'm excited to see if the award buzz translates later this year. Bo Burnham is a guaranteed welcome addition to any project and it's obvious that his dry style of humour blended into his scenes.
This dark humour from the mind of writer/director Emerald Fennell will no doubt be divisive, especially going into the shocking final act but there is no argument that Promising Young Woman is a necessary watch to open all of our eyes and force us to take action.