Promising Young Woman (2020)
A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.
Never fucking contact me again.
It’s every man’s worst nightmare, getting accused of something like that.
– Al Monroe
Can you guess what every woman’s worst nightmare is?
Cassie, move on, please. For all of us.
– Mrs. Fisher
And if you two decide to have sex on the counter, the bleach is in the back room. I don’t want to walk in here tomorrow morning and see ass prints in the coffee grains. Got it?
Look how easy that was. I guess you just had to think about it in the right way. I guess it feels different when it’s someone you love.
You didn’t think this was the end, did you? It is now. Enjoy the wedding! Love, Cassie & Nina.
Nina was extraordinary. So smart. Weirdly smart. She was so completely herself. Even when she was four years old. She was fully formed from day one. Same face, same walk. And funny. Like a grownup is funny, kind of shrewd. I was just in awe of her. I couldn’t believe she wanted to be my friend. She didn’t give a fuck what anyone thought apart from me, because she was just… Nina. And then she wasn’t. Suddenly she was something else. She was yours. It wasn’t her name she heard when she was walking around. It was yours. Your name all around her. All over her, all the the time. And it just… squeezed her out. So when I heard your name again, your *filthy* fucking name, I wondered, when was the last time anyone had said hers? Or thought it even, apart from me? And it made me so sad because, Al…
[holds up a scalpel]
YOU should be the one with her name all over you.