Within the candy-colored world of the candy revenge of the promising younger girl
In Emerald Fennell's debut film, vengeance is wrapped in an arc (or more precisely, a scrunchie). Promising young woman. After the premiere, the reviews rave about Sundance Film Festival Back in February of that year, the spread of that movie with a great Carey Mulligan (like so many other things) was suspended due to the spread of COVID-19. And so a promising young film was put in a precarious position.
Fortunately, revenge is coming soon – at least against the virus. And with it the reslated release of Promising young woman on Christmas Day in selected theaters and on demand in the New Year. While quarantine fatigue set in months ago, the anticipation and excitement surrounding this quirky pastel-colored thriller has not subsided, so it was an absolute joy to talk about Zoom with Mulligan and co-star Alison Brie this week about the film.
Both Brie and Mulligan's passion and enthusiasm for this creative endeavor, and especially for Fennell, were palpable, as was the seriousness of this atypical revenge story, which challenges the viewer to ponder the role they played in continuing, apologizing, or even playing victims of sexual Silence assaults. This poisonous, ubiquitous element in our culture (especially in Hollywood) was reckoned with the advent of the MeToo movement in 2017. However, rather than viral infection, the plague of attack is far more insidious socially and difficult to cure. With that in mind, it is not lost to the viewer that Mulligan's character, Cassandra, graduated from medical school before her life was turned upside down. Her sometimes curative approach is more focused on eradicating attacks.
Revenge is a story as old as time. Without revealing any spoilers, both Mulligan and Brie, two self-described "nice girls", shared what it's like to play against the guy, face inner demons and Fennell's cleverly constructed brand of candy-colored mayhem all in one eve to awaken pandemic world.