"Promising Young Woman" is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film directed by Emerald Fennell.
The starring cast includes 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, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Neil 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 medical school dropout who lives with her parents in Ohio. Years earlier, her classmate Al Monroe (Chris Lowell) raped her best friend Nina Fisher; the school and legal system dropped the investigation, leading to her eventual suicide. Now Cassie spends her nights feigning drunkenness in clubs, allowing men to take her to their homes, and revealing her sobriety when they try to take advantage of her.
At the coffee shop where she works, Cassie is asked out by her former classmate, Ryan Cooper (Bo Burnham). On their date, he mentions that Al is getting married. Cassie begins a plan to exact revenge on those she holds responsible for Nina's rape. She meets Madison McPhee (Alison Brie) for lunch, an old friend who did not believe Nina was raped; she gets her drunk and hires a man to take Madison to a hotel room. The next day, Cassie listens to several voicemails from a distraught Madison, who has no memory of what happened.
Cassie targets Elizabeth Walker (Connie Britton), the medical school dean who dismissed Nina's case for lack of evidence. Cassie lures Elizabeth's teenage daughter Amber (Francisca Estevez) into her car by posing as a makeup artist for a pop band. Later, Cassie meets Walker under the pretense of resuming her education, and questions her about Nina's case. When Walker explains away her actions, Cassie tells her she dropped Amber off at a dorm room with drunk male students. Walker, terrified, apologizes for her inaction, and Cassie reveals Amber is safe at a diner.
Cassie forgets to meet Ryan for a date, disappointing him. That night, Cassie lures a man into taking her home. As they are walking out of the bar, they run into Ryan; hurt, Ryan leaves. The man realizes that Cassie is sober and recognizes her from when his friend picked her up.


Who plays who in the Promising Young Woman movie cast?

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
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 Argentina, 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. With a budget of $5 - 16.9 million, the film grossed over $11.5 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 90/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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