Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) Movie Summary
From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.
Where the Crawdads Sing Film Synopsis
Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.
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Surprisingly good!!Since the critics seemed to loathe it, I didn’t have high expectations. There was beautiful cinematography with the wildlife and the marsh. Realistic drama of human brokenness and wonderful acting building a deep love relationship. Spoiler to follow: Unexpected twist at the very end..Score: 5/5
Be patient it’s a good movieIt is slow but very good. And the ending makes it all worth while..Score: 4/5
Thoroughly enjoyed! A tale well told! 💕💕❤️❤️Great cast & story! Excellent!.Score: 5/5
Great MovieAt first I thought my wife had me watching a Hallmark movie, but it was far from that. Very well put together story. My attention is hard to get in a movie, but this story me from start to finish..Score: 5/5
Eh… NOT great… made at tv qualityA book story worthy of a movie; however needing a good editor… as Delia Owens writes poorly and is definitely no Harper Lee. The Movie also needs a substantial do-over, as it’s pristine video appearance is made-for-tv-quality. clean. sappy. all the off-stage hair-stylists had better talent than the actors. who are ALL boring.——————————————————————————— Executive production; you know the movie wasn’t made by sincere execs @Hello-Sunshine when the main character’s name, Kya, is misspelled throughout the movie. — if basic literary details are ignored, how ever should the audience expect any other qualities to be correct?…. like the level of violence in the racism of 1950s - 60s chapel hill nc, for instance. ——————————————————————————— poor casting of the main character; either Daisy Edgar-Jones didn’t pull off this part or she was mis-directed; she portrayed someone not tough enough true to the character in the book, nor intelligent enough; actor’s appearance physically is incorrect, certainly daisy is not athletic, the character in the book holds herself in a confident stance, not like some suburban-raised weakling. ———————————————————————————— director is Olivia Newman …. tho not familiar, but starting an opinion of her work with this movie; wardrobe-wise, the main actor on screen is not gritty at all; manicured nails, spa treatments, perfectly-hydrated skin, $500 hair styles, professional makeup and a slight-framed actress casted to hold up cleanly washed & pressed attire like $2000 lace blouses and $1500 taylored silk pantaloons…. really? exactly what “offgrid” closets in the 1950s contained silk lace outfits and thoroughly brushed conditioned hair in swampwater… knotted in designer twists without nappy rats. ya think!? .… makes the aesthetic very contrived —- makes for bad first impression of this director, for me. —- This aesthetic failure is key, as it is the character’s suffering which is the elemental characteristic that just doesn’t come across the screen at all, as it did from the book. — i’d say the director never stepped foot in any marsh for any length of time either in carolinas or anywhere. —————————————————————————- cultural realism; eff me — this director is either painting a new history with propaganda or she’s entirely daft or entirely ignorant to the amplitude of violence racism had in 1950s chaplehill… wonder if Olivia did this intentionally, or was it the “brush” she was given? … hmmm? …. regardless of why, the tainted entire scene in Jumpin’ and Mabel’s shoppe is a complete joke. laughable in a very disgusting way… this white-washing has to be intentional… especially in 2022 when no-one with corporate money wants to offend supporters of the fat orange chump. (but should be) ————————————————————————————- then the second actor, Taylor John-Smith, not only a dude with the misfortune to have a name of native american mass murderer, but such a boring actor, every scene he’s in can be fast-forwarded; which significantly improves the movie. … by the way, Kya had many beaus in the book… seems movie execs change that detail completely as well. again, changes made by this movie production from the book whenever it suits, and as not to offend the obtuse chump supporters. really!? —————————————————————————— by the time i get to the third actor, the movie is so boring, the fast-forward is a must…. only plot necessary to keep awake are in the courtroom scenes…. and the way this movie interlaces plot strings is an attempt like the book, but fails miserablly…. storyboarding, if even done, is as contrived as the actors. so zero plot loss by skipping nearly 3/4s of this movie. pretty bad.———————————————————————————- sappy, simpleton dialogue between actors exchanging puppy-dog eye flutter just dumbs down the realism from the book. (and the book is no masterpiece of dialogue, but this movie is worse)———————————————————————————- dialect completely off. especially as language was such a key element in the book. actually there is no dialect in this movie…. another major mishap. —————————————————————————- movie had potential, but somewhere lost by the producers and casting directors; as this story should have been scripted by a better screen writer, and directed by someone familiar with swamps and better appreciation of subject-matter and culture —- this production was set up for failure. ———————————————————————————— … i am not surprised this movie was backed by a big name star; which makes sense as to why made for video movie is so “clean” and contrived. just like that star’s brand. …. too bad, the story is pretty great. deserved better movie.————————————————————————————- recommendation; …. delete movie, read the book. heck, better yet, read about the author of the book… another great story. just hope this production company folds, or if it doesn’t, learns value of subject matter experts, finds a better author whose book to buy and then ignors political fear factors, and learns it is right to offend all the gullible obtuse people..Score: 2/5
Great movieMust watch.Score: 5/5
Loved!Very well written, captivating movie!.Score: 5/5
Amazing movie, amazing storyI am wondering why recently only movies about crime, murder, jail sentances, serial killers, con artists, sci-fi or patriotism are praised highly. So tired to see almost in every movie realistic copies of corps, intestines, alien worlds or super realistic potrayal of tragic events. Recent movies are all about danger zone or about completely opposite- comfort zone, about superheroes who’s slowly transforming into antiheroes and about adrenaline. So very little appearances at the cinema stage such brilliant movies as that one- about life, about struggling and fighting, about being a person, about trying to make a way of living out of what is given to you. Sometimes out of nothing. Life is not a danger zone or a comfy zone - it’s somewhere in-between, some other dimention that each of us is trying to get to know on the road of a lifetime. Was happy to be a witness of a strong feminine, female principle. Sometimes the hardest battles in our lives are battles with the loneliness, rejection, abandonment, social prejudices. It must take a huge leap of faith, an enormous strength of one’s persona to reconnect with the world not through blind acceptance and submission, but through the most natural ways of unification, care and observation. It’s hard to imagine what the main character must be going through to survive and continue keeping a harmony inside herself. Being a femail sometimes comes out as a sentence, and it’s your choice to keep your head high or trying to find your fictional place in a fictional world as a fictional character, that will be changing it’s rules all the time and will not let you stay even for a while within your inner balance. The nature scenes and nature sounds in the movie are also gorgeous, giving you a plesure of reconnection with a beautiful planet during a watchtime. I would definately recommend to watch that movie for someone who’s looking for a deep meaning of one’s existence, for women who’s trying to stand differently from others, for a creative person who’s looking for an inspiration (it is all around us), for people who’d like to keep up with their dignity and respect for other human beings and all the living things in this world..Score: 5/5
AMAZING!I am a huge fan of audiobooks but started this one and just couldn’t tolerate the reader. Her attempt at a Southern accent was horrible. So I bought the paperback book. My life is busy so I haven’t gotten to read it. I watched the movie instead because I’d heard all the good things about it that I just couldn’t wait any longer. SO SO GOOD!! I cannot wait to read the book and dig more into specifics (meaning - as we know - that books always have much more detail). It truly is a lively story from beginning to end. Romance, suspense, sadness, happiness, and all the things. I only have it a 4 because I can’t yet compare it to the book. Please watch it. You won’t be disappointed..Score: 4/5
Deeply felt movieIt should win an Academy Award. Stirring, Emotional and highly Enchantingly down to Earth.Score: 5/5
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Luc GroleauJe suis surpris de la moyenne d'evaluation,excelent film 10/10 ,et tres touchant ,bon une histoire enprint d' emotion,qui relate la vie d'une jeune fille abandoner ,comme d'autres,isole et seul sans aide dans un monde de prejuger,et d'oportuniste peu gens peut sousieux,touchant..Score: 5/5
Great movieI'm surprised the reviews aren't good. It was such a good film. Very much a character driven story. I saw this in the theatre and it was worth it..Score: 5/5
Where the crawdads singIt was okay not worth buying. It didn’t meet my expectations after seeing the preview.Score: 2/5
Where the crawdads singPoorly written and poorly acted. The visuals are beautiful..Score: 1/5
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