4.5

Promising Young Woman

Thriller Drama Comedy


 

A woman wreaks vengeance on those whose actions led to her best friend's suicide.

It's all too rare for a movie to deliver more than it promises, and "Promising Young Woman" does exactly that. A startling and darkly comedic story that turns the tables on perpetrators and victims, it aims to challenge entrenched gendered expectations around our bodies and behaviour. Even the title seeks retribution, remember the US college swimmer given a slap-on-the-wrist sentence by a judge so as 'not to damage his promising sports career'? Exceptional acting, scripting, and directing create a memorable, if disturbing, production. No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 1st January 2021
Roadshow Films 113 mins