A murder mystery from HBO which ticks all the boxes.
HBO can do no wrong. They always distribute great shows and Sharp Objects is no exception. Sometimes there is nothing like a good murder mystery and this one has it all. Suspenseful, nostalgic, weird and great performances.
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Big Little Lies, Wild) and based on a novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Sharp Objects tells a story about reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), who is forced to confront unresolved demons when she is assigned to go back to her old hometown to report on a suspicious death of a young girl, which may or may not be the work of a serial killer.
After having watched a bunch of murder documentaries, I’ve really started to have an interest in crime stories. If I had to recommend a show that would be a good kick off point for learners, Sharps Objects is a great way to begin, because not only does it deal with a murder, but also the psychological ramifications of the town folk and particularly Amy Adams.
Amy Adams is one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood, her penchant for choosing different projects where she can really showcase her acting abilities is what makes her stand out compared to others – and she absolutely shines here and is the perfect casting choice.
Patricia Clarkson (Six Feet Under, Shutter Island), who plays Amy Adams' overprotective mother, adds that emotionally overbearing matriarch to her resume. While other actors such as Chris Messina (Argo, Julie & Julia) is an interesting character as the detective assigned to the case, his insecurities are a marvel. Lovers oflast year’s massive hit IT, will be pleased to see Sophia Lillis portraying the younger version of Amy Adams' Camille, it's uncanny how much she and Amy look alike. Another fascinating character is Jackie, performed by Elizabeth Perkins, who like many people in the town, are hiding secrets, but what?
Let’s face it, how much crap is on TV or being streamed these days? A lot, but Sharp Objects is a must watch because it’s terrifically good. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed.