August 12-18 | Friday-Thursday | 2 hours, 5 minutes | Rated PG-13 |
If you haven’t read the book in your book club, you’ve probably heard about it: a young woman living alone in the swamp is suspected of the murder of one of two boys who showed interest in her. Did she kill him? If she did, was it justified? Will she find acceptance in town or stay in the swamp? Will the other guy go with her? There are lots of questions answered in this lush gothic romance set in North Carolina. Daisy Edgar-Jones is luminous as the “swamp girl” Kya, and there’s beauty, mystery, and romance galore. It currently has a 96% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Draws the viewer into its specific time and place and offers an engaging two-hour escape into the life of a memorable individual. More movies today could learn from such an ‘old-fashioned’ approach.” -James Berardinelli, ReelViews
“Where the Crawdads Sing is a heartfelt, and gorgeous picture, the kind which major studios used to make all the time, and now feel like a bit of an endangered species.” -Liz Shannon Miller, Consequence
“A cross between The Notebook, Fried Green Tomatoes and To Kill a Mockingbird, the romance will satisfy fans of the book” -Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups
“A strong, satisfying film welcomes movie audiences into the world of the marsh.” -Emily Zemler, Observer
“This is a satisfying production that’s one part mystery, two parts romance and, ultimately, a message movie about being kind and embracing outsiders.” -Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
Where the Crawdads Sing opens Friday, August 12, and shows at 7:30 Friday-Thursday.