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A Promising Young Woman OR

A Promising Young Woman OR

A Promising Young Woman

In a society where women are constantly defined by their looks and beauty, a young woman's desire for vengeance leads her spiraling into a world of male-dominated post-millennial Los Angeles where she will do anything to get what she deserves.

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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 from critics, with praise directed at its screenplay, direction, and Mulligan's performance, and grossed $15 million worldwide. The film won the Best Original Screenplay at the 93rd Academy Awards, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Mulligan), and Best Film Editing. Fennell also won Best Original Screenplay at the Critics' Choice Awards, Writers' Guild Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.

Promising Young Woman is a 2020 black comedy psychological thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Emerald Fennell (in her feature directorial debut). It stars Carey Mulligan as a young woman haunted by a traumatic past as she navigates balancing forgiveness and vengeance. It also features Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, and Connie Britton in supporting roles. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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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 from critics, with praise directed at its screenplay, direction, and Mulligan's performance, and grossed $15 million worldwide. The film won the Best Original Screenplay at the 93rd Academy Awards, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Mulligan), and Best Film Editing. Fennell also won Best Original Screenplay at the Critics' Choice Awards, Writers' Guild Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.

Originally, Fennell planned to end the film at the time Cassie's body was burned, but the production's financiers balked at having a negative ending. She also considered an ending where Cassie appears at the wedding and kills responsible men but deemed it unrealistic. She decided to have the ending where Cassie has a backup planned revenge as she felt Cassie would be thorough in her planning and she would be aware she could die in her final mission. Additionally, Fennell stated that having Al apprehended at his wedding would reflect Cassie's sense of humor, which is why she plans that event. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

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