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CODA (2021)



Critic Consensus: CODA's story offers few surprises, but strong representation and a terrific cast -- led by Emilia Jones' brilliant performance -- bring this coming-of-age story vividly to life.

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Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family -- a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her 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 soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.


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No theatrics, no gimmicks - just a wonderful coming-of-age gem that aims directly at the heart and hits the bullseye.

December 28, 2021 | Full Review…

If there's a flaw to "CODA" - the title stems from the term "child of deaf adult" -- it may be that it wears its brimming heart on its sleeve to such an extent that it occasionally nears that fine line into formula.

September 1, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A coming-of-age story meant to move. And while the beats of the film may be predictable, it's no less affecting.

August 24, 2021 | Full Review…

Ruby is an underdog worth rooting for, and Jones is terrific. She's like a cross between the young Winona Ryder and the young Kate Winslet. The comparison flatters all three.

August 20, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You'll laugh, cry and all steps in between at this vital family entertainment with a title that stands for Children of Deaf Adults. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and newcomer Emilia Jones turn this emotional powerhouse into one of the year's best.

August 20, 2021 | Full Review…

Heder, who spent time on the Massachusetts coast when growing up, knows exactly how a narrative can be enriched by the colours, moods and customs of its setting. You get to know the Rossis very well, and they're great company.

August 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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