We analyze in Cinemascomics the Blu-Ray of A promising young woman, the winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
In Cinemascomics we have analyzed the domestic edition on Blu-Ray of A promising young woman, the brand new winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated in three other categories, which is already on sale in stores on DVD and Blu-ray; in addition to being available for rent and digital sale. The Universal Pictures film (2020) is distributed in physical format by Arvi Licensing in our country.
Debut filmmaker Emerald Fennell’s first feature film garnered four nominations at the latest Hollywood Academy Awards, winning the statuette for Best Original Screenplay. But even if it is her debut in the director’s chair, Emeral Fennell has a lot of experience in the world, since many of the scripts for Killing Eve are signed by her, where she has also worked as an actress, being the one chosen to play Camilla Parker Bowles in the series The Crown. In this way, his debut in the direction is still surprising and challenging, conquering both the public and the critics, also having a presence in various competitions; due in large part to the powerful and magnetic performance of Carey Mulligan (Suffragettes).
The interpreter Carey Mulligan was nominated for Best Actress at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes, and won the statuette for Best Female Lead at the gala of the Independent Spirit Awards. Thanks to the immense talent in front of and behind the cameras, the film swept awards season, garnering more than a hundred accolades and nominations, most notably the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Taking this thorny issue forward was in part thanks to the support of great Hollywood figures such as Margot Robbie (‘The Suicide Squad’), who serves as a producer, but who did not reserve any role or cameo in the film. The film knows how to mix the thriller with the black comedy, to offer us a groundbreaking perspective and a provocative look at female empowerment, social justice and the most archaic and outdated customs that should be modernized in our society.
Synopsis: We learn the story of Cassie (Mulligan), a young woman everyone said had a promising future in medicine, until something abruptly derailed her future. Years after leaving the race, nothing in his daily life is what it seems, where he hides a monotonous life behind his devilish and cunning plan of revenge, with a double life in which he is completely transformed at night. In this way, a chance meeting will allow Cassie the possibility of revenge and repair the mistakes of the past.
Carey Mulligan is the undisputed star in a feature film that also includes great performances by Bo Burnham (‘Eight Grade’), Alison Brie (‘GLOW’), Clancy Brown (‘Thor:
Ragnarok’), Jennifer Coolidge (‘American Pie’), Laverne Cox (‘Orange Is the New Black’), Connie Britton (‘Dirty John’), Alfred Molina (‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’), Molly Shannon (‘Scary Movie 5’), Adam Brody (‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’), Angela Zhou (‘Infierno Sobre Ruedas’) y Christopher Mintz-Plasse (‘The Disaster Artist’), entre otros.
A Promising Young Woman is written and directed by Emerald Fennell, featuring Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox and Emerald Fennell herself in the production section. While the executive producers are Carey Mulligan, Glen Basner, Alison Cohen and Milan Popelka.
The film lasts approximately 114 minutes and is rated as not recommended for children under 16 years of age, shown in its Blu-Ray version with various extras, which we have analyzed for Cinemascomics readers. The Blu-Ray review is completely spoiler-free, in case you haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet and want to know what extras it contains.
- Audio in English, Spanish, German and French Dolby Digital 5.1; audio description service in English.
- Subtitles in English for the deaf, Spanish, French, Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian and Swedish.
- Standard definition movie, anamorphic widescreen (2.39: 1).
- English Audio DTS-HD MA 7.1; Spanish, French, German and Latin American Spanish DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1; Brazilian Portuguese DTS Digital Surround 5.1; Service
audio description in English.
- Subtitles in English for the deaf, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Complex Mandarin, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai.
- High definition movie, widescreen (2.39: 1).
A promising vision:
Director, screenwriter and producer Emerald Fennell explains that she wanted to make a movie in which an ordinary woman takes revenge in the real world. And the key was that it wasn’t about firing a gun, but being more devious.
For the filmmaker, the most important thing about this film is that everything it shows is quite ordinary and borders on the illegal. In turn, they talk about the director’s vision, how she knows exactly what she is looking for in each sequence and how she dominates each situation, despite being her first film. Given this, Emerald Fennell herself confesses that having experience as an actress has helped her a lot and has learned to identify the most conducive environment in which people feel comfortable to play her role.
Actress Carey Mulligan can’t imagine anyone else incarnated as Cassie other than her, because if that had happened she would have been nervous and furious. Regarding the choice of the actress, the director explains that she has an enormous talent and that it was always her first choice for the role. In this way, the rest of the cast talks about how cordial, friendly and talented the actress is.
Regarding the construction of the character, the director wanted Cassie to be attractive to others, knowing how to appear normal, charming and sensual when necessary. But for that transformation between the wardrobe that the protagonist wears during the day and at night, going from everyday dresses, with pastel and flowery tones, to changing for other more daring to attract men, the intervention of the designer of wardrobe, Nancy Steiner.
The director comments that the film is a very black comedy, but also a thriller, finding itself in the limbo between hideous and hilarious. The cast explains that the script was what attracted so many well-known faces, and great comedic actors, to this indie project. In addition, they assert that there is no excess character and that each dialogue helps the plot, the filmmaker being very surprised to have managed to reunite such an incredible cast.
In-depth commentary during movie playback by screenwriter and director Emerald Fennell.
Finally, we hope you enjoy purchasing A Promising Young Woman, now available to take home on DVD and Blu-ray; as well as in rent and digital sale; and so you can see it as many times as you want.