"Where the Crawdads Sing" - Great Flick!

Real Estate Agent

 I woke early this morning (4:15 am).  Too lazy to get out of bed, but too awake to return to sleep, I turned on the TV.  Today, Netflix released the movie, “Where the Crawdads Sing.”

The flick centers on the life of Catherine Danielle Clark (nicknamed “Kya” also known as “Marsh Girl”).

Kya is initially unschooled and suffers prejudice from Barkley Cove, North Carolina townsfolk. In 1952, at six years old, her mother abandons Kya and the family, due to the father’s drunkenness and physical abuse.  As years pass, Kya's siblings leave home. Ultimately, she is left alone with the father. 

It is on October 30th 1969, when there is a suspicious death of Kya’s abusive ex-boyfriend, that she finds herself the prime suspect, and endures trial. 

The movie offers delightful Carolina marsh and swamp scenes that tickle the imagination. There is romance, a little bit of violence and loads of intrigue. 

“Where the Crawdads Sing” seemed realistic enough that I researched whether it’s a true story.  It is not.  It’s fiction, based on the novel by Delia Owens, set in a fictional town in North Carolina.  I loved it!

For those interested in viewing this video, it is available on Amazon Prime.  It was just reduced from $5.99, to $2.99.  However, on Netflix it is FREE to subscribers.

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Comments (16)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Myrl- I’ve heard about the movie and will add it to my running list of movies I want to watch

Nov 12, 2022 07:02 AM
Carol Williams

I highly recommend it, Kathy Streib . I think you and Larry would both love it.

Nov 12, 2022 07:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - while I have heard of the book and the movie as well as enthusiastic reactions to both, I have yet to experience either.  It's nice when choice remains an option.  Happy Saturday.   

Nov 12, 2022 07:10 AM
Carol Williams

I highly recommend it, Michael Jacobs . If you prefer books, it is awesome too.

Nov 12, 2022 07:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Kathy Streib - It was a little nippy in my house this morning.  I put an extra blanket on the bed, grabbed a cat, and enjoyed the movie.  I think you will too.

Michael Jacobs - Yes, choice is always good.  I hope you have a great weekend!

Nov 12, 2022 07:28 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Myrl,
I read the book some time ago and couldn't wait for the movie to come out. It did not disappoint, like so many movies that are made from books.  I highly recommend the book and the movie to anyone who enjoys reading or movies... or both.

Nov 12, 2022 07:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Myrl Jeffcoat, I have to add this to a list of movies to see for sure.  Make it a great Saturday!


Nov 12, 2022 08:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores and I enjoyed the book.

Thanks for telling us about the movie.

Nov 12, 2022 09:22 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

That sounds like a lovely way to enjoy the chilly morning Myrl!  I haven't seen this movie yet but have heard great things about it! 

Nov 12, 2022 09:25 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Sounds a wonderful story, thanks for sharing.

Nov 12, 2022 11:19 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl that is an interesting title.  Every time I hear the word "Crawdad" my mind automatically thinks of the "Beverly Hillbillies" ...... LOL

Nov 12, 2022 11:27 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That sounds like an interesting movie that we will have to check out.  

Nov 12, 2022 12:50 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl,

I did see a trailer for the movie.  During the pandemic, we ended up getting Paramount, Disney+, and Prime. We use them all.  I already have NetFlix so I will check it out!  Thank you for the recommendation.  We are constantly finding a lot of movies to watch.

Nov 12, 2022 03:18 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for your movie recommendation and review Myrl. I will take it under consideration my dear 🙂

Nov 12, 2022 04:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Myrl... I've heard good things about both the book and the movie... but haven't done much about either... you may have just inspired to to get a move on.

Nov 13, 2022 04:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - I am happy to hear you enjoyed the book and movie too. As soon as it hit the bookshelves I bought it and couldn't put the book down. The visual imagery, the surreal story that was believable is something I couldn't stop reading. When I saw the movie on the first day it came to my local theater, I rushed to see it. The movie house was fuller than usual. Mostly women; a few couples. I loved the movie as much as I read the book.

Coincidentally, I had FaceTime with my daughter and she asked me if I read the book. We spent a long time discussing the book as if were were in our own intimate book club! It was great!!! Last week, we talked because she saw the movie with her husband. They both loved it too! 

Nov 14, 2022 03:10 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat . I watched the movie myself this weekend on Netflix.  I really enjoyed it. Great recommendation!

Nov 15, 2022 02:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl, I believe Diane read the book so odds are it is on our shelf need to check it out, Endre

Nov 15, 2022 11:24 PM