Promising Young Woman ★★★★

Promising Young Woman is not perfect, but it is one fucking hell of a directorial debut. The script is maybe a little on the 👃🏼 and maybe a little tonally confused, but the vision is so sharp, the messaging so clear, and goddamn is it ENTERTAINING. Mulligan is as good as everyone says she is. The needle drops are perfect (THE KING AND I?! 🤯). The production design is essentially one of those Instagrammable Museum of Ice Cream/Color/Candy pop-ups. A twisted exploration of toxic male self-preservation through the lens of a revenge B-movie fantasy. I was expecting it to go full Tarantino and I’m so glad it didn’t. And any movie that references The Night of the Hunter TWICE gets double the love from me. 👩‍⚕️💄

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