Promising Young Woman ★★★

Felt expected and unexpected at once, and I was grateful for the unexpected even though I'm not sure how it sat with me (not thematically, just structurally). There's some tension between the heightened elements and the details of the backstory here. Still great at building intrigue through what information is revealed (or isn't). It's very engaging. Lots of good scenes and setups. I might have liked more of the early schemes than the revenge arc, especially with the romance, but maybe that unavoidable trajectory is the point.

Loved the choice to cast Adam Brody and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in small roles that comment on their signature characters. Mulligan is very strong, and so is Bo Burnham!

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