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"WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING"
(2022) (Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Minor
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A young woman who grew up alone and still lives by herself in the marshy swamp area of coastal North Carolina finds herself on trial for the murder of her past lover.
PLOT:

It's 1969 and Kya Clark (DAISY EDGAR-JONES) is a young woman who's lived alone -- since being abandoned as a child -- in the marsh and swamp area of coastal North Carolina. When the body of Chase Andrews (HARRIS DICKINSON) is found nearby, she's the first and only suspect -- especially since she had a romantic fling with him in the past -- and finds herself in jail awaiting her murder trial.

Retired lawyer Tom Milton (DAVID STRATHAIRN) decides to serve as her defense attorney, and as the trial proceeds we see flashbacks to when Kya (JOJO REGINA) was a young girl living with her abusive father, Pa (GARRET DILLAHUNT)), who eventually drove away her mom and siblings.

Years later, she strikes up a romance with Tate Walker (TAYLOR JOHN SMITH) who befriended her as a child -- much like shop owners Mabel (MICHAEL HYATT) and Jumpin' (STERLING MACER JR.) -- and eventually Chase after that. As the trial heads toward the jury's decision, it's unclear what verdict they'll reach.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if they're fans of the source novel and/or anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content and some violence including a sexual assault.


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