Though with nice disability 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 Disney Channel Movie galavanting as Oscars ciné – plus worse than 2020’s fellow-deaf/special-needs Oscars snub Sound Of Metal & the 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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