Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★½

Like the title suggests, this film was promising. But I found the characters to be very ham handed and one dimensional except for the protagonist. Allison Brie would've been better suited as the lead. Carey Mulligan's performance just didn't have the impact for me. The film does a good job at showing how men can be absolute creeps while still being protected as one of the "good guys", but it fails at being believable. She goes home with all these men and they immediately become afraid of her when she stops pretending to be drunk. Very unrealistic to me. The twists and turns in the story kept it interesting but still a little too far fetched. "Hard Candy" was able to tackle this subject much better while never slipping into a romcom. The strings version of Britney's "Toxic" is a banger though.

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