Film review: Where the Crawdads Sing
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- Published on Thursday, 14 July 2022 12:19
- Last Updated on 14 July 2022
- Monica Costa
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Where the Crawdads Sing is a new coming-of-age mystery drama that arrives in cinemas on 15 July 2022. Daisy Edgar-Jones – who dazzled audiences as the sensitive Marianne in Normal People – takes the lead alongside Harris Dickinson and Taylor John Smith.
Abandoned as a girl, Kya raised herself 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, she opens herself to a new and startling world. Kya becomes a suspect in the murder of one of the men who once pursued her.
Where the Crawdads Sing is not based on a true story. There was never a woman who lived in a marsh and got away with killing a man who was after her. However, some of the events eerily resemble author Delia Owens’s own past.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a wonderful coming-of-age thriller that casts a mix of rising stars and fresh faces directed and produced by experienced stars. It could be one one of the biggest hits of the summer of 2022. London Mums magazine’s reporters loved it and felt emotional throughout the screening. Reese Witherspoon, who selected Owens’s novel for her book club back in September 2018, is among the film’s producers.
London Mums’ rating: 8/10
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums