Looking to catch ‘Promising Young Woman’? Here’s how to watch online
Everyone is talking about Promising Young Woman, the new dark comedy thriller with twists, turns, and performances that’s being lauded by critics and audiences alike. Dark, original, & inventive, this film is a must-see for its brutal examination of our current cultural moment.
Let’s break down what makes Promising Young Woman so special and where you can catch the movie for yourself.
Promising Young Woman takes a dark and unrelenting look at rape culture through the eyes of thirty-year-old Cassie. Working at a coffee shop and still living with her parents, her life was put on hold when her best friend killed herself after being raped in medical school.
Since nothing was not done to bring her best friend justice, Cassie now tries to rectify her own guilt & past, by going to clubs & bars, pretending to be drunk, and going home with random guys. Turning the tables on these predatory men eventually takes over and stalls Cassie’s own life & growth.
Until she meets a “nice guy” . . . and her fate changes.
Leading the production of Promising Young Woman is writer & director Emerald Fennell. You may recognize her as the season 2 showrunner of Killing Eve and as an actor on The Crown. As Camila Parker Bowles, Fennell received positive reviews for playing the controversial British figure in the third & fourth seasons of the Netflix hit.
Good friends with Fleabag mastermind, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fennell has featured strong & complicated women in the center of her work including her Shiverton Hall children’s book series. Music is often a powerful motivator for Fennell’s writing, who used a female centered soundtrack as a focal point in Promising Young Woman, including Paris Hilton’s “Stars are Blind”, an overlooked & underrated jam.
Leading the cast of Promising Young Woman is Carey Mulligan. Known for appearances in period pieces like Pride and Prejudice and more stylized works like Drive, Mulligan’s role in Promising Young Woman her first real thriller. Gaining Oscar buzz for her portrayal of the listless Cassie, Mulligan told Jimmy Kimmel on his show, that Promising Young Woman was the most fun she has ever had on set.
Along with her script & direction, Fennell’s casting choices are praised by critics. Comedic greats & character actors such as Molly Shannon, Alfred Molina, Alison Brie, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton, and Jennifer Coolidge all appear in Promising Young Woman. Since the story examines rape culture and what lurks under “the nice guy” moniker, Fennell’s cast also includes famous faces who give off that “good guy” vibe.
Remember McLovin’ from Superbad, Schmidt from New Girl, Piz from Veronica Mars, & Seth Cohen from The OC? Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Max Greenfield, Chris Lowell, & Adam Brody all play with and against type for this revenge thriller. Showing up as the guy who finally stands a chance with Cassie, is standup comedian and Eighth Grade writer/director Bo Burnham and yes, he does sing.
Where to watch
Even though Promising Young Woman is still playing in theaters, we get it if you are still nervous about going to the movies during a pandemic. Here are some ways to see the film.
Promising Young Woman is available on Apple TV, Youtube, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, and on-demand through your cable provider as a forty-eight-hour rental for $19.99.
Promising Young Woman is also available through Amazon Prime Video for the same cost and time as the aforementioned methods. However, Amazon is already offering the DVD for preorder if a physical copy is more your style. For Prime members, the film’s soundtrack can be streamed for free now.
If watching for “free” is more your style, 123movies is a great option if you don’t mind popups. We suggest using a VPN and searching for films via its homepage, not through a search engine.
Like 123movies, AZmovies is also a free option. With a wide variety of films, both old & current, AZmovies is always a great site to have on your streaming list. The website also streams in HD.
With a strong interface and fast speeds, Flixtor is great if you want a free & reliable movie-watching experience. The website’s search engine makes finding your desired film a cinch.