Promising Young Woman will be available to rent starting next week
You can watch Emerald Fennell's Carey Mulligan-starring Oscar hopeful at home beginning Jan. 15.
Focus Features has announced that its buzzy Oscar hopeful Promising Young Woman will release digitally for VOD rentals beginning Jan. 15, just under one month after the Emerald Fennell-directed film released in theaters over the holiday season.
The film — which received enthusiastic critical reviews upon its debut at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival — follows Mulligan as Cassie, a medical school dropout who avenges a classmate's sexual assault by luring toxic men into a web of physical and psychological torture while balancing a budding romance with a local charmer (Bo Burnham) of her own.
"Emerald describes it as a beautifully wrapped piece of candy, but when you suck on it, you realize it's poisonous," Mulligan previously told EW of the ensemble film's tone, which combines elements of dark comedy, rape-revenge thriller, and even includes a bonkers musical moment set to "Stars Are Blind" by Paris Hilton. "Audiences will love it because it's so much fun. It's dark and challenging, but not in a boring, didactic way. You'll go have socially distanced supper [after watching], sit, and fight about it," she finishes. "You want a film that people talk about in years to come, not something that gets lost in the sea of awards season films."
Following its Christmas debut in select theaters, Promising Young Woman has grossed just under $2 million at the domestic box office on top of generating significant buzz on social media.
Promising Young Woman will be available for 48-hour digital VOD rentals beginning Jan. 15.