Darker, better, more scathing and far more serious than I had anticipated.
The first batch of trailers several months ago depicted it quite differently and I was not interested. The latest batch of trailers painted a new picture and I was intrigued.
Glad I went.
It's an absolutely biting social commentary on he said/she said, presumed innocence, inequality, modern feminism, the whole lot.
I wouldn't say it's great, but it does pack a minor wallop.
And I don't know if you've heard about the controversy this past week, but a handful of male critics wondered aloud why producer Margot Robbie didn't star in it herself because, and I'm paraphrasing here, "She's prettier than Carey Mulligan," which is the epitome of irony and one of the very things the film rails against.
If that's not life imitating art, and super meta, I don't know what is.
Carey Mulligan is a tremendously talented, hard-working "actor" (not actress), and it's an assault on progressivism, logic, and the senses to objectify her work in a film whose sole purpose is to rage against that machine.
Two steps forward and three steps back no?