Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing ★★

i imagine that a swampy courtroom paperback drama about a shy loner girl getting into love triangles, enacting revenge on her bullies, and becoming a famous author (after some generic hunk teaches her how to read of course) generates the kind of buzz for some that i get when a sad asshole director makes a movie about a pervy filmmaker doing some noir murder investigating. no hate, sometimes you just like to see the hits being played. so congrats to that demographic for taking this book and movie all the way to the bank i guess, as it has to have one of the more lopsided ratios of biggest box office to least watches by my mutuals ratios for 2022. also it's not really what it was going for but genuinely hilarious ending, would've been a way better movie if they leaned into it earlier and just said fuck it and remade primal fear.

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