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‘Promising Young Woman’ And ‘Pieces Of A Woman’ Examine Trauma And Revenge – NPR

Two new films center on the lingering effects of trauma and tragedy. Carey Mulligan is woman bent on revenge in Promising Young Woman; Vanessa Kirby is a mother…

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Cassie (Carey Mulligan) is a woman bent on revenge until she meets nice guy Ryan (Bo Burnham) in Promising Young Woman.
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If you didn’t know what they were about, you’d be forgiven for confusing the striking new movies Promising Young Woman and Pieces of a Woman. They do have similarities that go beyond their titles: Each is an intense but uneven film about the lingering effects of trauma and tragedy. And each one centers on an American woman played by an English actor doing her strongest…

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