Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing ★★★

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You know what? This was far better than I anticipated.
I feel like I have to comment on the very awkward and unnecessary sex scenes which I assume exist in the book as well and I also assume that they work as an excellent window to the romantic nature of the relationships but they really didn't work on screen.
The cinematography is nothing to write home about and there aren't really scenes where the actors shine (not that they do a bad job whatsoever) but it's quite the story, told very well - what was supposed to be emotional was effective, to say the least (no dry eyes were left in the theatre) and it was very hard to not be compelled by it - what was, in the beginning, what seemed like the type of meaningless Sunday movie that plays on a random channel became quite the treat to watch and quite the story to follow. Surprisingly good, to say the very least.

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