Friday, October 7, 2022

Trailer – “Promising Young Woman”

By Matt Neglia 

Focus Features has released a brand new trailer for “Promising Young Woman” along with a new release date for Christmas Day 2020.

Premiering to huge acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, “Promising Young Woman” is directed and written by Emerald Fennell (“Killing Eve”) and stars Academy Award-nominee Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham along with an ensemble cast that includes Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, and Clancy Brown.

​Click below to see the trailer.

​Plot Syn
opsis: From visionary director Emerald Fennell (“Killing Eve”) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future.  But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night.  Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story. 

I have made it very clear that “Promising Young Woman” is my favorite film of 2020 still after all this time back when I saw it at Sundance. People are not ready for the conversations this movie will provoke and the trailer plays expertly well into that. If I had my way, this would be a Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Carey Mulligan), Best Supporting Actor (Bo Burnham), Best Original Screenplay contender and I hope that the anticipation will cause everyone to seek it out when it finally releases on Christmas Day. 

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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