Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13 year old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victms - a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story - and survive this homecoming.Written by
Despite playing the alcoholic reporter Camille Preaker on "Sharp Objects," Amy Adams said the only time she actually drank while filming was to get in the proper headspace for her sex scene on the miniseries. See more »
Quality watch...you get your reward in the final scene,but its a quality experience throughout...
The show proceeds with its own pace, and yet succeeds to keep us hooked. Amy Adams as Camille Preaker has displayed remarkable depiction of a girl who has battled self-injuries all her life. Her troubles feel real, which the actor portrays in a very convincing manner.
What makes the show successful and a quality watch is how well and deep it is textured. Every conversation or scene, ordinary at the surface has a lot going on beneath. One begins to genuinely feel for Camille and wonder why she faces the heat of her own mother, who appears to completely despise her.
The town, the townsfolk, the chitter-chatter of the women - feels like a documentary on an American town, something for the international audience to experience.
And the final reveal on Adora definitely comes unexpected and as a shock. There are scenes that are just difficult to watch, events difficult to believe.
The story ends and one begins to feel the makers are moving towards a patient finish, just like their show's style. But then comes the final twist - something few could've ever imagined.
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