Brian Truitt, USA TODAY
Published 12:44 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2021
Carey Mulligan, the star of the brand new movie “Promising Young Woman,” stated she’ll get the COVID-19 vaccine “as soon as possible.”
“Promising Young Woman” is a deliciously darkish and great combo of fashion, substance and artfully utilized pop jams.
Glossy and candy-colored, although splendidly grim when it must be, author/director Emerald Fennell’s confidently subversive function debut (★★★½ out of 4; rated R; in theaters now, out there Friday as video on demand) gleefully walks the road between romantic comedy and revenge thriller whereas twisting their tropes. Boosted by a fancy and standout efficiency by Carey Mulligan, “Young Woman” explores such well timed themes as poisonous masculinity and sexual assault but in addition doesn’t let up by way of darkish humor and sinister satisfaction.
And if you happen to’re a dude who sees himself on this film? Consider your self on blast.
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Cassie (Mulligan) is the promising younger girl of be aware, a wickedly clever (and pretty depraved, interval) barista who dropped out of med faculty after a mysterious traumatic occasion, which regularly reveals itself via the film. Her mother and father (Clancy Brown and Jennifer Coolidge) and even her boss (Laverne Cox) really feel she must be doing a lot extra along with her life.
As it seems, she is: Cassie grumpily slings espresso by day, however at night time she goes out to golf equipment, pretends to be intoxicated, lures in unsuspecting “good guys” who need to reap the benefits of her situation, and doles out hardcore classes on consent.
Carey Mulligan stars within the new film “Promising Young Woman,” which is about consent and trauma.