"Promising Young Woman" is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film directed by Emerald Fennell.
The starring cast includes Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Clancy Brown, Alison Brie, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Sam Richardson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and others.

Here are "Promising Young Woman" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Promising Young Woman movie?

Focus Features on Friday, October 09, 2020 released the trailer for "Promising Young Woman" you can watch here:
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN - Official Trailer 2 - This Christmas.

Plot summary

What is Promising Young Woman movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Promising Young Woman" movie plot summary.

Cassie Thomas (Carey Mulligan) is a 30-year-old woman who lives with her parents. Years earlier, she was in medical school with her lifelong best friend, Nina Fisher. However, after Nina was raped by their classmate Alexander Monroe and both the school and legal system failed her, Cassie dropped out to take care of her; it is alluded that Nina eventually died by suicide. Cassie now has a job at a coffee shop. By night, she goes to clubs and pretends to be drunk in an effort to get a guy to take her home. She waits for them to attempt to take advantage of her apparent intoxication and then turns the tables on them, scaring or perhaps hurting them into changing their ways.
At work, Cassie encounters a classmate from medical school, Ryan Cooper (Bo Burnham). He asks her out and casually mentions during their first date that Al Monroe (Chris Lowell) is getting married. Upon hearing this, Cassie begins a plan to exact revenge on those she holds responsible for Nina's rape and death. She invites an old friend, Madison McPhee (Alison Brie), who dismissed Nina's accusation, to lunch and intentionally gets her drunk, then has a man she hired take Madison to a hotel room. After the incident, Cassie ignores all her calls.
Next, Cassie targets Elizabeth Walker (Connie Britton), the medical school dean to whom Nina reported her rape but did nothing about it. She pretends to be a makeup artist for a band that Walker's teenage daughter, Amber (Francisca Estevez), is a fan of and coerces Amber into getting into her car and giving Cassie her phone. Later, Cassie has a meeting with Walker in her office and questions her about the events that led to Nina's dropout and subsequent suicide. When Walker explains away what she did, Cassie tells her she dropped her daughter off at a dorm room with drunk male students. After a frightened Walker apologizes for her inaction over Nina's rape, Cassie confesses Amber is actually safe at a local diner. Meanwhile, Cassie enters into a relationship with Ryan, though he almost stops seeing her after running into her during one of her club visits and misunderstanding the situation. She then visits the home of the lawyer who defended Al and harangued Nina into dropping charges, Jordan Green, but Cassie is shocked that he remembers Nina and is tortured with guilt for what he did, on leave from practicing law. She forgives him. After talking with Nina's mom, who urges her to move on, Cassie abandons her revenge plans.


Who plays who in the Promising Young Woman movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Promising Young Woman" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Carey Mulligan  as Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas
Bo Burnham  as Dr. Ryan Cooper
Clancy Brown  as Stanley Thomas
Alison Brie  as Madison McPhee
Jennifer Coolidge  as Susan Thomas
Laverne Cox  as Gail
Connie Britton  as Dean Elizabeth Walker
Adam Brody  as Jerry
Sam Richardson  as Paul (as Samuel Richardson)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse  as Neil
Chris Lowell  as Dr. Alexander "Al" Monroe
Max Greenfield  as Joe Macklemore III
Molly Shannon  as Mrs. Fisher
Steve Monroe  as Lincoln
Angela Zhou  as Todd
Ray Nicholson  as Jim (as Raymond Nicholson)
Timothy E. Goodwin  as Monty
Alli Hart  as Ruby
Loren Paul  as Jeff
Scott Aschenbrenner  as Jeff's Friend
Gabriel Oliva  as Alfred
Bryan Lillis  as Tony
Francisca Estevez  as Amber
Lorna Scott  as Jean
Casey Adams  as George
Vince Lozano  as Simon
Mike Horton  as Chip
Austin Talynn Carpenter  as Anastasia

Release date

When is Promising Young Woman movie release date?

"Promising Young Woman" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 25, 2020 (Sundance), on April 24, 2020 (Turkey), on December 25, 2020 (United States) and on February 4, 2021 (Germany) distributing by Focus Features, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Roadshow Films, The Searchers, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), FilmNation Entertainment and Roadshow Entertainment.


What are Promising Young Woman filming details?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $5.4 million.

"Promising Young Woman" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in Los Angeles on March 26, 2019, lasting 23 days.


What are critics and audiences saying about Promising Young Woman movie?

"Promising Young Woman" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 92/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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