Though we love the representation, central performance, and falsettoed pitch of a coming-of-age dichotomization of family and dreams, CODA is a hackneyed, basic, overly-schmaltzy, predictable, ersatz, ~panderative, middlingly-acted film outside Emilia – far worse than 2020’s fellow-deaf/special needs Oscars Sound Of Metal & original: La Famille Bélier. 4.2/10.
Plot Synopsis: Ruby is the only hearing member of a deaf family from Gloucester, Massachusetts. At 17, she works mornings before school to help her parents and brother keep their fishing business afloat. But in joining her high school’s choir club, Ruby finds herself drawn to both her duet partner and her latent passion for singing.
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