REVIEW – In this post-MeToo Oscar-winning acid black comedy, the British actress portrays a thirty-year-old trapping sexual predators. Disturbing.
What happened to Cassie? Once a promising medical student, the 30-year-old blonde lolita, who wears the childish face of British actress Carey Mulligan, has returned to live with her parents. She scrapes by behind the counter of a California boho café and scours bars and nightclubs in the evening. Miniskirt and state of intoxication of rigor. Such a uniform never fails to attract enterprising men, galvanized by the idea of easy seduction. But watch out for them! Cassie is only feigning drunkenness… Thus she launches to an assailant: “You woke me up (…) it’s cute. Others rape me when I’m asleep. From its opening scene, Promising Young Woman boasts its shocking aesthetic. This destructive quest, to be rediscovered on Canal+, will soon become clearer thanks to Cassie’s reunion with her former classmates.
Released in the traffic jam of films in theaters when they reopen post-containment in the spring of 2021, this jubilant and acid comedy…