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Year
2020
Runtime
113 min.
Director
Emerald Fennell
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
0
Checks
2,660
Favs
257
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
9.7% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. MrW's avatar

    MrW

    Had a very mixed response to this one, alas.

    First things first, though: Carey Mulligan is extraordinary in it. She just has an absolutely perfect grasp on what's happening, even when the rest of the film doesn't.

    Alas, there are plenty of moments when the film gets awkwardly lost in what it's trying to do. There's absolutely a film out there that can be a cheeky topical satire, study of trauma and playful revenge film all at once. But the tone often feels wrong here, stumbling between different registers and moods without fully landing the jumps.

    The last act is where it all kind of falls apart. spoiler

    It's a shame things don't come together, because there's lots to like. As said, Mulligan is astoundingly good here and deserving of all the accolades. Fennell is an obviously promising director, and the vibrant colour palette and magnificent costume work are a joy to behold. There's a lot of really good scenes, too: spoiler

    It's a film I definitely admired for trying to speak bluntly about tricky subject matter - society's attitudes towards rape and consent will always be worthy of critique and examination. But PYW can't quite navigate the thorny maze it puts itself in - it addresses its subject matter head-on, but can't wrap that into a coherent narrative. A valiant effort that takes some big swings, but a rather unsatisfactory film in the end.
    7 months ago
  2. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    A somewhat humourous evisceration of macho/rape culture with a spine-tingling performance by Carey Mulligan. Definitely worth a watch!

    5 stars
    11 months ago
  3. SpacePauls's avatar

    SpacePauls

    Who forgets that they have a rape tape? 9 months 3 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #572 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  2. This movie ranks #756 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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