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Carey Mulligan stars in Promising Young Woman.
Carey Mulligan stars in Promising Young Woman.

Promising Young Woman

In this provocative revenge thriller, Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) plays Cassandra Thomas, a medical-school dropout who spends her days working at a coffee shop and her nights going to clubs pretending to be drunk and waiting for guys who offer to give her a lift home. 

She waits until they try to take advantage of her apparent intoxication, then turns the tables on them, issuing a wake-up call they won’t easily forget. Then she encounters a former classmate, Ryan (Bo Burnham), who seems like a genuinely nice guy and the way to a normal life for Cassie.

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