"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, streaming services 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 in Ohio with her parents. Years earlier, she was in medical school. However, after her best friend Nina Fisher was raped by their classmate Al Monroe (Chris Lowell), and the school and legal system failed her, Nina and Cassie dropped out. It is implied that Nina eventually committed suicide. By night, Cassie now goes to clubs and feigns drunkenness to get a man to take her home. She waits for them to attempt to take advantage of her and then reveals her sobriety.
At the coffee shop where she works, Cassie encounters a former classmate, Ryan Cooper (Bo Burnham). He asks her out and mentions during their first date that Al is getting married. Cassie begins a plan to exact revenge on those she holds responsible for Nina's rape and death. She first invites an old friend, Madison McPhee (Alison Brie), who disbelieved Nina's accusation, to lunch and gets her drunk, then has a man she hired take Madison to her hotel room. After the incident, Cassie ignores all her calls.
Next, Cassie targets Elizabeth Walker (Connie Britton), the medical school dean who dismissed Nina's case due to lack of evidence. Cassie pretends to be a makeup artist for a band that Walker's teenage daughter Amber (Francisca Estevez) loves and tricks Amber into getting into her car. Later, Cassie meets Walker under the pretense of resuming her education and questions her about the events that led to Nina's dropout and death. When Walker explains away her actions, Cassie tells her she dropped Amber off at a dorm room with drunk male students. After a frightened Walker apologizes for her inaction, Cassie reveals Amber is safe at a local diner. Meanwhile, Cassie enters a relationship with Ryan.


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 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 Alexander "Al" Monroe
Max Greenfield  as Joe Macklemore III
Molly Shannon  as Mrs. Fisher
Francisca Estevez  as Amber
Steve Monroe  as Detective Lincoln Waller
Angela Zhou  as Todd
Austin Talynn Carpenter  as Anastasia Al's fiance
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
Lorna Scott  as Jean
Casey Adams  as George
Vince Lozano  as Simon
Mike Horton  as Chip

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 April 29, 2021 (Germany) distributing by Focus Features, Roadshow Films, The Searchers, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment and Roadshow Entertainment.


What are Promising Young Woman filming details?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $8.7 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 91/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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