What a trippy film. It examines various situational narratives which I think most women have experienced (male macho energy) in one form or another. A very dark and humorous comedy.
Emerald Fennell, director/writer on Promising Young Woman (2020)] How dedicated and brilliant every single person was who came on board, and they all did it because they believed in it. It was a low-budget, 23-day shoot with a first-time director. Their hard work has been rewarded. I’m especially so proud of Carey Carey Mulligan, who is truly the best person in the world. She is the film.
Promising Young Woman is a 2020 black comedy thriller film starring Carey Mulligan as a woman who seeks to avenge the death of her best friend, who was a victim of rape. Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, and Connie Britton co-star. The film was written and directed by Emerald Fennell in her feature directorial debut.
Promising Young Woman had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 25, 2020, by Focus Features. It received positive reviews, with praise for its screenplay, its direction, and Mulligan’s performance. The film earned five nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress for Mulligan. It was named one of the ten best films of 2020 by the National Board of Review, with Mulligan also winning Best Actress, received four nominations at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, and six nominations at the 74th British Academy Film Awards, where it won Outstanding British Film and Best Original Screenplay.