Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing ★★

My mother-in-law gave me the book with the expectation I would read it. I'm not doing that. Shh, it's our little secret.
The thing is, the structure was very haphazard. It's mostly flashbacks with intermittent visits to the future which feel pertinent but are too short and seemingly rare to build a lasting impression. Which is frustrating because David Strathairn (unsurprisingly) is the best part of this movie.
Even more infuriating, both of the love interests are beyond bland and dull. The intimate moments have zero chemistry. Also, it has to be stated, for a woman living in the swamps to have such excellent personal hygiene (glossy hair, perfect brows, hairless legs) is beyond baffling.

Anyhoo, I now understand the basic plot elements and can survive an interrogation over a cup of tea. Result.

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