Promising Young Woman
  • Directors(s)

    Emerald Fennell

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Crime, Drama, Comedy

  • Approx. running minutes

    109m

Film

Promising Young Woman

sexual violence, violence, drug misuse, language, sex references

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN is a US thriller in which a woman seeks revenge on those she deems responsible for participating or colluding in a heinous sex crime.

  • Directors(s)

    Emerald Fennell

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Crime, Drama, Comedy

  • Approx. running minutes

    109m

language

There is very strong language ('c**t') and strong language ('f**k'), accompanied by milder terms, including 'pussy', 'bitch', 'dick', 'shit', 'asshole', 'God', 'hell' and 'Jesus' and 'Christ'.

drugs

A man snorts cocaine before forcibly coercing a woman to consume the drug.

sex

There are strong, sometimes crude, references to sex, including a man suggesting to another that he try ejaculating on a woman's face and buttocks at the same time.

sexual violence and sexual threat

There are frequent references to sexual violence. There are sequences of sexual assault as men attempt to have sex with a woman who they believe to be inebriated. There are also verbal references to a recording of a woman who was raped at a party, as others watched. It is implied in some sequences that the video is played on a mobile device, but only undetailed audio is heard.

violence

There is a sustained scene of strong violence in which a man smothers a woman to death with a pillow.

flashing/flickering lights

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

  • Classified date

    23/07/2021

  • Language

    English