The movie's mix of dark comedy, romance, and suspense propels it forward, and its quirky chaptered structure makes it unpredictable. But the main reason to watch this movie is Carey Mulligan's multifaceted performance. Mulligan dominates the screen and delivers every line with absolute control in a way that makes her character the most memorable. Promising Young Woman might not be perfect, but it is a promising debut film that is everything but boring.
Many horror slasher type movies premiere every year (horror fatigue is a thing), but for every bunch of Anabelle sequels and Chucky reboots there are a few original horror films. These differentiate themselves from other more art-house type horror films (such as Get Out and Hereditary) by mainly aiming to be thrilling, and MA succeeds [...]
It took me a bit to get used to this oddly idea, but by the time I sat in the theater I was partially sold on it. All I was thinking was: could a charismatic cast (aided by the star power of Ed Sheeran) and veteran direction from Danny Boyle make this film work?