……because this chick is NOT psycho per se. Me, personally after watching the film, and having such high expectations for it; I wouldn’t say that I was disappointed, but rather, I was expecting something different from what the trailers presented to me, and most likely others.
Candidly speaking, from the trailers that millions of people saw; they, similar to me, were most likely thinking they were going to see some sort of brutal murder/s and/or some kind of vicious attacks that Cassandra preys on men for something tragic that happened in her past that is keeping her from living her present……..
…….from truly fulfilling her destiny of becoming a doctor, and living life normally and happily; successfully as she wanted to before this tragedy ever happened that she just cannot seem to face or conquer……..
……..or overcome no matter how hard she tries, and no matter how much her friend and fellow co-worker and boss, Gail or her parents try to support her, and try to make her see that life is so much more worthwhile & fulfilling instead of being stuck in the past, [wanting to seek constant revenge on innocent men]
…….or people who wronged her, or tried to take advantage of vulnerable women. For Cassie, she wanted to be like a “comic book hero” in my opinion; a protector for very vulnerable women who could not protect themselves against men who took advantage of them when they got too intoxicated, and then the men either sexual assaulted them and/or took advantage of them, and their severe vulnerable state.
The film is about the topic of “rape culture” in our society. This is a dark film and I can appreciate the time and effort that everyone involved in this project put fourth in wanting to make a film that addressees such an important topic such as this one because it is one that needs to be addressed and it is not to be taken lightly.
Getting back to the character of Cassandra; I felt like she had 2 personalities. One was her being herself – but not her “true” self when she was around her family, and the few friends or Dr. Ryan that played her love interest in the film who seemed to know nothing about her “secretive revengeful” nighttime lifestyle.
And that brings me to her second personality which is the “superhero” aka protective Cass – the girl who goes out at night to see if she can find a real gentleman who would not take advantage of a drunk girl in such a weakened state.
She wanted to find out if a REAL sincere guy like that existed. Could he even exist? Where is he? Do they make men like that anymore? Is chivalry dead?
Dr. Alexander Monroe was the trigger for Cassandra. He was the key for her to get her “sanity” back. All she wanted was for him to confess! Al is the key!
He was the main focal point! He was all she was ever after once Dr. Ryan re-introduced him into her life once Dr. Ryan came into the coffee shop and saw her again after all the years had passed when she dropped out of Medical School due to the tragic event that led her to her “odd and unusual behavior.”
These are all questions that I could hear Cassandra asking herself throughout the film as I was watching her say certain things and act a certain way. She was not losing grips with reality; but at the same time – she was not all there because of what had happened in her past with her best friend, Nina.
It is not truly 100% revealed what happened to Nina, but you can piece it together as you watch the film and the ending to the movie matches Cassie and the title and what she is……which is a very smart PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN & I PROMISE you that and YOU will say the same thing too once you see how she ends the movie! Revenge is tasty and sweet!
I – Madison
11 – Walker
111 – Jordan
IV – The Bachelor Party