(2020) (Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: A woman sets out to put men who assault intoxicated women in their place, including those who attacked and didn't believe her classmate and lifelong friend several years ago.
Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas (CAREY MULLIGAN) is a 30-year-old woman who lives with her parents, Stanley (CLANCY BROWN) and Susan (JENNIFER COOLIDGE). Once a promising med school student, she dropped out after something happened to her classmate and childhood friend, Nina Fisher, and now works in a coffee shop for Gail (LAVERNE COX).
Unbeknownst to any of them, Cassie spends many evenings picking up men in bars while pretending to be drunk and then putting them in their place once they're exposed for trying to take advantage of drunk women. Not surprisingly, her view of men isn't great, and she's initially suspicious of a former classmate, pediatric surgeon Ryan Cooper (BO BURNHAM), when he happens to stop by the coffee shop. But while she lets her guard down enough to start falling for him -- and vice versa -- his presence and then comments about some other former classmates of theirs spurs on a need for her to avenge what happened to her friend.
And thus, she sets out to meet -- under false pretenses -- former classmate Madison McPhee (ALISON BRIE) and Dean Elizabeth Walker (CONNIE BRITTON) -- neither of whom believed Nina's allegations about being raped while drunk by Alexander "Al" Monroe (CHRIS LOWELL) who's now a doctor and about to get married soon with Joe (MAX GREENFIELD) as his best man. And then there's Jordan (ALFRED MOLINA), the lawyer who got the charges against Al dropped.
As Cassie puts her plan into motion, her actions could potentially jeopardize her budding relationship with Ryan who's still unaware of what she's been doing and is now plotting.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Older teens might show some interest.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For strong violence including sexual assault, language throughout, some sexual material and drug use.
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