Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing ★★★

Daisy Edgar-Jones, a young British actress I don't know, gives a solid performance in the lead, keeping our interest in ways the narrative doesn't always accomplish. Where the Crawdads Sing feels portentous, but not a whole lot happens, and it's ultimately not very interesting. It would probably look just fine if you were channel surfing and came across it ... it won't ruin your day. The cinematography is great, giving a solid sense of what a North Carolina marsh is like. I'd like to say more about it, but my guess is, five years from now, I'll forget I ever saw it. A few familiar faces turn up in the supporting cast (Michael Hyatt, David Strathairn, Garret Dillahunt, Eric Ladin ... look 'em up), and Taylor Swift contributes a song.

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