Promising Young Woman: Emerald Fennell’s Academy Award Winning Directorial Debut

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The Oscar winning film, Promising Young Woman tells the story of Cassandra Thomas played by Carey Mulligan, who works at a café in the day and hunts down men by evening. As a result of her traumatic events of the past, she doesn’t leave any opportunity to take revenge against the men who try to take advantage of her. 

Release Date: Promising Young Woman was premiered on January 25, 2020 at the Sundance Festival and was released in the United States on December 25, 2020.

Running Time: The movie goes on for about 113 minutes.

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Cast of Promising Young Woman 

The movie features, 

  • Carey Mulligan as Cassie Thomas
  • Bo Burnham as Ryan Cooper
  • Alison Brie as Madison McPhee
  • Clancy Brown as Stanley Thomas
  • Jennifer Coolidge as Susan Thomas
  • Laverne Cox as Gail
  • Chris Lowell as Al Monroe
  • Molly Shannon as Mrs. Fisher
  • Connie Britton as Dean Walker
  • Adam Brody as Jerry
  • Max Greenfield as Joe
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Neil
  • Steve Monroe as Detective Lincoln
  • Sam Richardson as Paul

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Plotline of Promising Young Woman 

The story revolves around Cassandra Thomas aka Cassie who is a Forrest Medical School dropout and works at a coffee shop. During her study at the medical school, her classmate Al Monroe raped her best friend, Nina Fisher and no investigation was conducted about it.

Now she spends her days at the café and in the evening she pretends to be drunk at bars and waits for men to take her to their home and reveal her sobriety. She keeps a record of all the men who tried to take advantage of her and catch them in the act.

She plans her revenge against Al when she hears about his marriage plans from her date. She comes to Al’s bachelor party disguised as a stripper and drugs his friends. She then takes Al upstairs telling him that she is Nina Fisher. 

Things unfold to a great extent after this incident and things definitely aren’t finished yet. What else does Cassie have in her revenge plan? Is she not done yet? Find out by watching this black comedy thriller. 

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Trailer of Promising Young Woman

If you haven’t checked out the movie yet and are wondering whether you should watch it or not, you can start by checking the trailer first,

Where can you watch Promising Young Woman?

It is distributed by Focus Features which has a deal with HBO and hence the movie will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Ratings for Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman received an approval score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 8.10/10. It received an average score of 73 out of 100 on Metacritic which inclines towards a favorable review. 

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Awards for Promising Young Woman

It bagged a total of five Academy Awards which include, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. 

Budget of Promising Young Woman

The movie had a total budget of $5-$10 million. It was collectively produced by Margot Robbie,  Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox and Emerald Fennell.

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Box office earning of Promising Young Woman

The movie made a total of $16.7 million at the box office. It is extremely profitable and definitely the season’s actual box office hit.  

Promising Young Woman has brought in a new take on the revenge plans and has done a fantastic job of showcasing a crucial issue of the society. Do check out the movie if you haven’t already and stay tuned for more details.