Promising Young Woman - Oscars Best Pictures Nominees: Where to Watch, Casts, Plot
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Promising Young Woman is a 2020 American black comedy thriller movie with Emerald Fennell as its director and writer. It was her feature directorial debut. Margot Robbie serves as the primary producer of the movie, and it had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 25 January 2020. Also, the movie premiered in theaters in the United States on 25 December 2020. It received positive reviews for its screenplay, direction, and the lead actress, Carey Mulligan’s performance. The movie received five nominations in Oscars for the categories, the best motion picture of the year, best performance by an actress in a leading role, best achievement in directing, best original screenplay, and best achievement in film editing.

Promising Young Movie is one of the most talked-about films of 2020 and 2021 so far. The movie has high chances of winning a few Oscars this year among the categories that they have been nominated for. The National Board of Review named the movie one of the ten best films in 2020. They also awarded Carey Mulligan as the Best Actress that year. Promising Young Woman already won more than 80 awards worldwide, and many are still pending.

What's Promising Young Woman about?

Promising Young Woman follows 30-year-old Cassie Thomas (Carey Mulligan) who seeks to avenge her friend, after she was raped. To do so, Cassie goes to clubs on Friday nights and pretends to be so drunk that she can barely stand. But when a predatory man takes her home looking to take advantage, Cassie suddenly snaps out of her 'drunken' state to teach him a lesson.

It's the directorial debut of Emerald Fennell, who worked as an executive producer on Killing Eve, and is being praised for tackling topics of consent and sexual assault.

In an interview with Variety, Fennell said: "It's not just a movie for people who are very well-versed in all of this stuff. I feel very privileged that it's something that I care deeply about. But for generational reasons – or all sorts of reasons – lots of people haven't thought that deeply about this. And it needs to be accessible to them." according to Glamourmagazine.

Where to watch Promising Young Woman

PVOD rental on Apple, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime

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How to watch Promising Young Woman on streaming

Promising Young Woman is scheduled to land on VOD services as a rental on Friday, Jan. 15, but we just noticed you can watch it on Amazon and Apple now. It's been in theaters since Christmas Day, but most of us don't live near theaters that aren't still closed because of the pandemic.

If you want to watch the movie on VOD, you will have a number of options among the major digital content marketplaces, Tomsguide wrote.

Who is in the Promising Young Woman cast?

Promising Young Woman - Oscars Best Pictures Nominees: Where to Watch, Casts, Plot
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Carey plays Cassie, and is perhaps best known for previously starring in Suffragettes, Pride and Prejudice and Never Let Me Go. Meanwhile, Community star Alison Brie plays her friend from University, Madison, A Cinderella Story star Jennifer Coolidge plays Cassie's mother, Susan, and comedian Bo Burnham plays her love interest, Ryan.

Carey plays Cassie

The film is also written and directed by Emerald Fennell, who fans of The Crown will recognize as having played Camilla Parker-Bowles in seasons three and four of the hit Netflix show, Hellomagazine cited. The movie stars Carey as Cassandra “Cassie” Thomas, Bo Burnham as Ryan Cooper, Alison Brie as Madison McPhee, Clancy Brown as Stanley Thomas, and Jennifer Coolidge as Susan Thomas.

Promising Young Woman reviews

Here's a roundup of Promising Young Woman reviews.

USA Today: "Even when you think “Promising Young Woman” is over, Fennell isn’t done putting its characters – or her audience – through their paces. With Mulligan in tow, she emerges as a stunning new filmmaking voice with a cunning heroine who's impossible not to adore. And, for some, fear."

Boston Globe: "Promising Young Woman is a button-pusher, then, an extremely dark comedy that aims to provoke more than convince. It’s a heart-sore female vigilante movie for the #MeToo era, and it wants to start arguments, offend dude-bros everywhere, and get their women friends to have each other’s back. Does it work? Until the movie hits a dead end in the final act, uneasily well — and then more from Mulligan’s wrenching performance than from Fennell’s glibly cynical script."

Associated Press: "a film as bracingly original as Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman” defies labels. Here’s a couple good adjectives, though: Startling — the only way to describe Fennell’s vision and execution in this, her directorial debut. And, sensational — a word that only begins to capture Carey Mulligan’s lead performance."

Salon: "Promising Young Woman is full of surprises, and that is what makes this kicky film so delicious."

Promising Young Woman UK Release Date:

Promising Young Woman’s UK release date has not been confirmed yet. The audience in the UK is highly anticipating the movie. British Academy Film Awards nominated the movie for six categories, best film, original screenplay, casting, editing, original music, and outstanding British film. The Award ceremony will take place on 11 April 2021. The movie had an eleven-month gap between the premiere and the theatrical release; this allowed the movie to hype up, especially after the critics at the Sundance Film Festival praised it.

The movie is available for renting or buying on a few websites, including Amazon, Vudu, and so on. However, they are all only available in the US. There are currently no websites available in the UK where the movie is available for streaming or buying. As for the theatrical release, it will happen around or after winter 2021-2022, Otakukart cited.

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