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(2d)
 7/10

I liked it! It was sad and only got sadder as the movie moved along. You could really feel for Cassie. The tragic event has already happened so the movie picks up years later but in a strange way things kinda come full circle as Cassie is reintroduced to those involved after meeting someone and beginning a relationship with them. I liked this movie from scene one, and it held my attention right thru til the end. I think it was the mystery aspect that kept my attention the most. But that ending, I was not expecting that, not at all. I recommend taking a peek at this one, and I do not think that you will be disappointed.

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(1wk)
 8/10

I thought this was a perfect revenge movie. [SPOILER] But she got the last word in the end. I'm not used to seeing Jennifer Coolidge play a serious role I'm so used to seeing her in comedies. I thought that was a strange casting choice for the mom role. But Carey Mulligan was good as Cassandra. I'd def watch this again

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(2wk)
 8/10

8.25 out of 10.
Decades before the #metoo era, the rape-revenge-seek for justice plot had been depicted onscreen in films such as Lipstick (1976), I Spit On Your Grave (1978), Lino Brocka’s Angela Markado/Angela, the Marked (Philippines, 1980), and even a few episodes of Law & Order:SVU with impactful results. What sets apart Fennell’s directorial debut about Cassie (Mulligan), a former medical student who goes after the men who sexually assaulted her friend and got away scot-free, is its highly inventive storytelling. The script keeps viewers on edge with its unexpected surprises, dark sense of humor, and an apologetic one-sided perception of guilt. The film is bathed in a candy-colored palette and infused with Britney Spears ditties that betray its somber subject matter. Mulligan delivers a dynamite performance as an emotionally broken woman who ensnares men at bars with her “drunken” vulnerability and confronts them as they are about to take advantage of her. She makes Cassie a multi-dimensional character and allows viewers in her inner struggles. ...
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master
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(2wk)
 4/10

Not what I was expecting at all for a revenge film. Nearly two hours of I guess some aunt getting revenge for a niece? Hard to say exactly. But it was strange she spent years getting revenge in stupid ways, until fate dropped something in her lap to get ultimate revenge [SPOILER]..
I guess this was supposed to be about shedding light on College binge drinking and girls getting sexually assaulted, but it was done poorly.

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(2wk)
 8/10

I found the trailer intriguing. This movie tries to illustrate the difference in attitudes regarding men and women who get too drunk. I liked the movie and performances. I'll be curious to see how or if reactions from women & men on the theme might differ.

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