Promising Young Woman: A vengeance thriller that makes us face uncomfortable truths

Carey Mulligan gives a fittingly sly performance in Promising Young Woman


Promising Young Woman

Directed by Emerald Fennell

Sky/Now TV, 16

Rating: ****

The Kid Detective

Directed by: Evan Morgan

VOD platforms, 15

Rating: ****

The word “rape” is not uttered in Emerald Fennell’s Oscar-nominated debut Promising Young Woman. Rape is “what happened” or “the accusations”. The male characters we meet aren’t slobbering perverts hiding in the bushes, but self-professed “nice guys” in suits having a drink after work. The women aren’t all ...