Where the Crawdads Sing


Review: A young woman in 1960s North Carolina becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was one involved.
Director: Olivia Newman
Actors: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr., Logan Macrae, Bill Kelly, Ahna O’Reilly, Garret Dillahunt, Jojo Regina, Luke David Blumm, Blue Clarke, Will Bundon, Jayson Warner Smith, Dane Rhodes, Eric Ladin and Robert Larriviere
Year: 2022
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
Based on a novel which sold 12 million by Delia Owens. I have to admit that I have not read the novel myself. Watching this I did feel that it is a film struggling to be adapted from a novel. It also reminded me a lot of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). I personally didn’t believe in the whole story. I also didn’t care much about any of the characters. It might just be me but I found both of the actors very similar in looks and kept on getting confused. I also wanted the film to be much darker and felt I didn’t get the full atmosphere. This film is co-written and produced by Reese Witherspoon under the hello sunshine Banner company. Great performances by the three main actors Harris Dickinson, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and Taylor John Smith. At the end I found it to be a pleasing little film although I wanted more of the marsh.


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