“Where Crawdads sing” is a perfect combination of mystery, drama and romance. Where the Crawdads Sing is based on a best-seller novel written by none other than Delia Owens.
It was picked by producer Reese Witherspoon and directed by Olivia Newman. The film comprises of scenic beauty including marshy lands and beaches. This is the story of 1950s, where a young girl Kya Clark is shown growing up in the marshy lands of North Carolina and is an outcast in a small town.
She courageously faces challenges from the outside world discovering her own strength in order to survive. Owens’s descriptive writing draws the reader in and keeps them on the edge of their seat as they witness Kya’s journey of self-discovery.
With starring actor Daisy-Edgar Jones as Kya, the movie is a powerful and moving adaptation of the novel. Garrett Dillahunt is seen as Kya’s abusive father.
Taylor John Smith – Tate plays the role of Kya’s childhood friend. He is seen supporting her in her struggles of life and becomes her first lover. The suspense of the story is brilliantly maintained till the end.
The film does a wonderful job of capturing the emotions and struggles of Kya’s journey of self-discovery and staying true to the themes of the novel. Overall, the cast performances are stunning and the cinematography was liked and appreciated by the viewers.
The movie is well paced and realistic. It is a highly recommended watch for fans of the book and people new to the story.
No, Where Crawdads Sing is a fictional story based on a novel written by Delia Owens.
Crawdad is a slang used for crayfish, in America. Crayfishes belong to the family of shell fishes and never sing. The writer Delia Owens uses this title as her mother used this phrase when she was a child. As crayfishes cannot sing and keep themselves limited in a shell, this phrase is symbolically used for encouraging a person to look beyond their limits and discover ones own abilitites to the fullest.
Kya who is convicted of murder, is finally proved innocent by the Jury. She is set free and she returns to spend her life happily with Tate. Kya dies on her boat at an old age. Tate then discovers a shell necklace in her book and realises that Kya did really kill Chase.