Tuesday, April 13, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 6
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
BINGEABLE: BARRY
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG
BLAST FROM THE PAST: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE PRESTIGE (2006)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: WILD AT HEART (1990)
BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
GODZILLA VS. KONG
GUILTY PLEASURES: CHEER (2020)
HAVE A GOOD TRIP: ADVENTURES IN PSYCHEDELICS
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
I CARE A LOT
I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
IRRESISTIBLE
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
LYING AND STEALING
NOBODY
PALMER
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE (2011)
SOUL
SUPERINTELLIGENCE
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
THE SUNLIT NIGHT
THE WHITE TIGER
THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW
TREAD
TV REVIEW: ALLEN V. FARROW (2021)
TV REVIEW: BATES MOTEL
TV REVIEW: DEFENDING JACOB
TV REVIEW: EUPHORIA
TV REVIEW: EVIL
TV REVIEW: FIREFLY LANE
TV REVIEW: HELL ON WHEELS (2011-2016)
TV REVIEW: HOMECOMING
TV REVIEW: HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON
TV REVIEW: I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE
TV REVIEW: I MAY DESTROY YOU
TV REVIEW: I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
TV REVIEW: LENOX HILL
TV REVIEW: LITTLE AMERICA
TV REVIEW: LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
TV REVIEW: MRS. AMERICA
TV REVIEW: ONE MISSISSIPPI
TV REVIEW: PAINTING WITH JOHN (2021)
TV REVIEW: RAMY
TV REVIEW: RUN
TV REVIEW: SEARCH PARTY
TV REVIEW: SERVANT
TV REVIEW: SPACE FORCE
TV REVIEW: TABOO
TV REVIEW: THE BOYS
TV REVIEW: THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD
TV REVIEW: THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
TV REVIEW: THE LADY AND THE DALE (2021)
TV REVIEW: THE LAST KINGDOM
TV REVIEW: THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL
TV REVIEW: THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL
TV REVIEW: THE NEW YORK TIMES PRESENTS FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS (EPISODE 6) (2021)
TV REVIEW: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA
TV REVIEW: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
TV REVIEW: THE THIRD DAY
TV REVIEW: THE VOW
TV REVIEW: TREADSTONE (2019)
TV REVIEW: UNDONE
TV REVIEW: WANDAVISION
TV REVIEW: WARRIOR
TV REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
TV REVIEW: ZEROZEROZERO
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
UNDERRATED: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL (2014)

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN


Where is it playing?: Redbox, On demand

What's it rated?: R

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

If you’ve ever been the drunk girl at the bar, you’re probably familiar with Cassie’s plight—you get in a spot where you need some help or someone to show a bit of kindness and call you an Uber, but instead some skeezy dude decides you’re an easy lay and decides to be the “nice guy” who brings you home. But Cassie has some secrets up her sleeve, and No. 1 is that she really isn’t drunk, she’s just good at playing the part to find out which guy is going to take the bait and soon learn his lesson. 

She still lives at home with mom and dad, is a medical school dropout whiling away her days pouring coffee and plotting revenge for someone named Nina who we know is no longer around and has left a gaping wound in Cassie’s life. Carey Mulligan is fantastic here—darkened and stuck but never void of emotion, instead painting a complicated character who toes the line between chaos and moral justice. I can’t talk too much about the plot of the film without giving away major spoilers—and do yourself a favor, watch this without reading a whole lot about it. It’s much more delicious, twisty-turny, and surprising that way. 

The old adage of “hurt people hurt people” is in full force here. Cassie is damaged and sad but also angry and reckless enough to make hell, consequences be damned. This film and Mulligan are worth all the hype they’ve been getting. This is a revenge flick on steroids, and watching dirtbags get their comeuppance is so satisfying. It’s written and directed by Emerald Fennell (Careful How You Go). (113 min.)

—Anna Starkey










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