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Waves (2019)

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Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Director:

Trey Edward Shults
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15 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Tyler
Lucas Hedges ... Luke
Taylor Russell ... Emily
Alexa Demie ... Alexis
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Catherine
Sterling K. Brown ... Ronald
Krisha Fairchild Krisha Fairchild ... English Teacher
Neal Huff ... Bill
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Bobby
Bill Wise ... Coach Wise
David Garelik ... Ryan
Justin R. Chan ... Chang
Joshua Brockington ... Stan
Albert Link Albert Link ... Minister
Vivi Pineda ... Elena
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Storyline

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family - led by a well-intentional but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Lucas Hedges & Clifton Collins Jr. previously worked on Honey Boy (2019). See more »

Quotes

Minister: Love is kind. Love is not rude. It doesn't boast. Love also forgets wrong
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U-Rite
Written by Dante Jones, Drew Love (as Andrew Langston Neely)
Performed by They (as THEY.)
Published by Universal Music Corp. on behalf of itself, PW Arrangements, and All for Melodie Music (ASCAP), Pulse Publishing Administration, LLC on behalf of itself and These Are Songs of Pulse
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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How does this have a 7.1?!?!?!?
11 September 2019 | by ncrdSee all my reviews

Just saw this movie at TIFF.... wow what a film. Incredibly unique, this is the next Moonlight without being anything like Moonlight at all. The whole cast is amazing and Trey Edward Shults puts it all together perfectly. Incredible score to boot. See you at the Oscars Waves.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,333, 17 November 2019

Gross USA:

$1,658,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,570,294
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Company Credits

Production Co:

BRON Studios, JW Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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