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Where The Crawdads Sing is a film based on Delia Owens bestselling novel, scripted by Lucy Alibar, and directed by Olivia Newman, the main cast includes Daisy

Where The Crawdads Sing Movie Review

Where The Crawdads Sing Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " Where The Crawdads Sing"
Streaming On: Netflix
Runtime: 02 Hour 05 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Genre: Drama
4 / 5.0
3.53 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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  • Producer:
  • Erin Siminoff
  • Elizabeth Gabler
  • Betsy Danbury
  • Aislinn Dunster
  • Music Director:
  • Spring Aspers
  • Editor:
  • Alan Edward Bell
  • Director:
  • Supporting Actress:
  • Director of Photography:
  • Polly Morgan
  • Story Writer:
  • Lucy Alibar
  • Supporting Actor:
  • Delia Owens
  • Luke David Blumm
  • David Strathairn
  • Charlie Talbert
  • Jayson Warner Smith
  • Bill Kelly
  • Harris Dickinson
  • Sterling Macer Jr
  • Eric Ladin
  • Taylor John Smith
  • Garret Dillahunt
  • Michael Hyatt

Where The Crawdads Sing is a film based on Delia Owens’ bestselling novel, scripted by Lucy Alibar, and directed by Olivia Newman Olivia Newman is an American film director and scr >> Read More... , the main cast includes Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr., David Strathairn David Russell Strathairn, an American actor, born >> Read More... , and Jojo Regina along with other key actors portraying crucial characters in the story. The songs in the movie are composed by Mychael Danna and Jessica Wells.

Plot

Abandoned by her family, Kya Clark, a young girl, grew up by herself in the marshes of North Carolina in the 1950s and ‘60s. As she grows older, she develops a romantic relationship with Tate, but their paths diverge as Tate leaves for college. The storyline shifts to a murder investigation involving a man with a complicated history with Kya, unravelling secrets from her past. The plot is so loaded that it feels superficial, rendering major revelations as rushed afterthoughts. What is Kyas’ past? What is her destiny? Give it a watch and find out!

Star Performance

Daisy Edgar Jones Daisy Jessica Edgar Jones is an actress from Brita >> Read More... has given her best performance to date. Taylor John Smiths’ role is heartfelt and unique. Harris Dickinson highlights his charm and charisma. Michael Hyatt delivers memorable characters, and David Stratharins’ role is also good. The dialogue delivery is perfect. Every actor did justice to the given roles and the novel.

Analysis

Keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats with twists and turns, the film beautifully portrays natures’ challenges. Every scene is executed well, showing how Kyas’ isolation from society shapes her survival instincts. The shots and cinematography are excellent, capturing the beauty and danger of the secluded swamp. There are a few scenes of sexual violence, although they don’t ruin the experience, it is not recommended for kids to watch the film. The murder mystery aspect of the film adds a gripping layer of suspense and intrigue. Olivia Newmans’ direction skillfully captures Kyas’ innocence and brings Delia Owens’ novel to life. The songwriting is brilliant, every song fits perfectly with Kyas’ experience, adding emotional depth to the film. The climax is thrilling, and the ending is touching. The film explores themes of love, loss and the human spirits’ capacity to endure and thrive against all odds, contributing to a memorable and immersive viewing experience.

What’s There?

  •  Excellent star performance and cinematography.
  • Daisy Edgar Jones delivers a perfect balance of strength and vulnerability.
  • Good supporting actors.
  • Well written screenplay.

What’s Not There?

  • May have yet to fully explore every aspect of the setting as in the novel.

Verdict

Comparisons between the book and film are inevitable. However, audience reception has been favorable, with viewers appreciating the films’ compelling story and characters. Daisy Edgar Jones, as Kya, has been highlighted as the standout element.


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