Welcome to another episode of Movies that Make Us! This week we’re discussing a current film called CODA.
This heartfelt story swept the juried prizes at the festival, winning the Directing Award, the Ensemble Award, the Grand Jury Prize, as well as CODA was purchased for $25 million by Apple and smashed the Sundance sales record just a year after Palm Springs did the same courtesy of HULU and Neon’s $20 million buy. From the film’s synopsis “Gifted with a voice that her parents cant hear, 17 year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA which means a Child of Deaf Adults. Her life revolves around serving as an interpreter for her fun-loving but sometimes embarrassing parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). With help from her supporting, if tough-loving choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez), Ruby is encouraged to apply to a prestigious music school. However, she finds herself torn between taking care of her family and chasing her dreams.”
CODA is available now to stream on Apple TV+.
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