ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2022 – W – Where the Crawdads Sing – Movie Rob’s Selection.
“Listen. I know you have a world of reasons to hate these people…” – Tom MIlton
Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Jan 2023)
Brief Synopsis – A young girl who grew up in the marshes of the deep south is accused of murder and must find a way to prove her innocence.
My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve been curious to see ever since I first heard about it.
It is based on a best selling novel and there has recently come to light much controversy about the author, but that doesn’t diminish the story at all.
The movie does a nice job of developing the characters and story, but I have no doubt that the novel does an even better job describing things due to the advantages of that medium.
The story moves along well, but the way that things jump back and forth between time frames get a bit confusing along the way.
The cast is fine and that helps keep things intriguing to watch unfold.
I enjoyed the way that they portray some of the characters and that shows that even in small backwater towns, there are those who are willing to stand up and help those in need.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Taylor Swift insisted on writing the song “Carolina” for the film, only after she learned that actress Daisy Edgar-Jones and Reese Witherspoon (as producer) were both involved. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)