Everyone’s obsessing over Promising Young Woman, so here’s how to watch the award-winning movie at home

Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman is divine!

Promising Young Woman
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Promising Young Woman is the new movie that everybody seems to be talking about, so here's everything you need to know about this critically acclaimed film, and how you can watch it.

Emerald Fennell’s film Promising Young Woman has been widely celebrated at various awards ceremonies and won big at the BAFTAS. The film has also received five Oscar nominations, including Best Actress for lead star Carey Mulligan, Best Original Screenplay, and the big one—Best Motion Picture of the Year. 

Promising Young Woman was released in the US on 25th December 2020 and in the UK on 16th April 2021, so if you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for? Here's a definitive list of everything you need to know about the film, and how you can watch it. 

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Where can I watch Promising Young Woman?

From 16th April, Promising Young Woman has been available to stream as a Sky Original on Sky Cinema and Sky's streaming service NOW. Sky announced, “With cinemas currently closed in the UK, this exciting partnership will grant access to all in the UK to watch the top box office hit.” 

The film will also be available for purchase on Amazon Prime and is currently available to preorder from £9.99.

What’s the plot of Promising Young Woman?

The film follows Cassie (Carey Mulligan) a former medical school student who once had a promising future but dropped out of university following an unspecified event. We now see Cassie luring would-be rapists into assaulting her as she plays the perfect femme fatale searching for vengeance. 

Variety said of the film, “Carey Mulligan is on a mission of vengeance in Emerald Fennell’s arresting, blackly comedic quasi-thriller for the MeToo age.”

Is there a trailer?

Yes, there is a trailer that has more than six million views and has been very highly rated by fans. The trailer and the film itself have already been lauded by fans in the US who have seen it. 

One fan said, “I really loved this movie. It’s realistic in the most cruel/unfair way.” Another commented, “I just finished it. Holy shit I need to lie down. Best film of the year.” 

Who is in Promising Young Woman?

Carey Mulligan stars as Cassie, the main protagonist of the film. Promising Young Woman also features various other famous faces such as Bo Burnham (Rough Night), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Alison Brie (GLOW), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights).