Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Olivia Newman directs Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith and Harris Dickinson in this swampy romance where a shy girl who has grown up alone in the North Carolina marshlands remembers her first loves while standing trial for murder.

A very pretty hot mess. Utterly predictable yet the emphasis is all over the shop. For something so handsomely mounted it tells more often than it shows. Both boys in the love triangle are callow waste men, which doesn’t help. Filled a couple of hours as a mindless distraction but needed to get its fuck on or focus more on the court case bookends if it wanted to rise above its bloated reputation.

5

Perfect Double Bill: Midnight In the Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)

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