We have seen countless thrillers with its protagonist acting as an urban vigilante. Most of the time they are men, but there are also several unforgettable titles in which it is a woman who takes action to correct manifest injustices. ‘A promising young woman’ is one of them and from today you have it available on Amazon Prime Video.
Seen for the first time at the 2020 Sundance Festival, ‘A Promising Young Woman’ became one of the great sensations of this year, to the point of causing a stir and getting five Oscar nominations, including best film. Finally, he only took home the award for best original script. A pity that carey mulligan did not get the statuette for his magnificent performance, but it is also very difficult to put buts on the fact that Frances McDormand win for ‘Nomadland’.
One of the most striking aspects of ‘A promising young woman’ is how playful she becomes during most of her footage, which allows you to mix the thriller with the comedy with great ease. It is in this scenario where Mulligan shines the most, capable of masterfully moving from fragility to determination, also having time to move between the pathetic, the vengeful and the sordid. All this in a cocktail that he is never out of tune thanks to his interpretation.
the script of Emerald Fennell helps during many phases of the film, but there are also other moments in which it is out of place -personally I think that the way of tying it all up before the dramatic final stretch is somewhat forced-, thus limiting somewhat the final scope of this feminist tale of revenge in in which sex also plays a fundamental role.
With some of the most colorful scenes, flirting with fantasy and then always ending up returning to harsh reality -although, as a general rule, ignoring showing the most lurid moments-, ‘A promising young woman’ may not be a well-rounded film, but yes that it’s well worth taking a look at.