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.
One major fan of this film is Hamilton (2020) co-star Leslie Odom Jr., who compared it to the Oscar-winning Korean phenom Parasite (2019) because "They're obviously both tremendous achievements in filmmaking. They both deal with class. They're both about messiness and the strengths of family. And both of the movies packed a genuine surprise for me." Also, "Waves" actress Renée Elise Goldsberry (Catherine) co-starred with Odom in "Hamilton" (and both studied theater at Carnege-Mellon University). See more »
You have so much love to share with the world and so much life yet to live.
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Written by Darhyl Camper Jr. (as Darhyl Camper), Justin Love, H.E.R. (as Gabriella Wilson)
Performed by H.E.R.
Published by J Love Music (BMI) administered by Code Media (BMI), EMI April Music Inc. on behalf of itself and Campstar Music (ASCAP), Universal Music Corp. on behalf of itself, and I Am Her Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of MBK Entertainment/RCA Records
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Waves of Emotions...Mostly Sad
Upon finally completing this ordeal, I was literally depressed. I have so much to say about Waves, but can't seem to find the words. So, I'll just say it was spectacularly acted, written, and directed. Shults was clearly inspired by the style of Malick, whom he's worked with on a number of occasions, but unlike Malick, he knows how to make his art entertaining.
The only reason I gave this film a chance was that it had Lucas Hedges in it and he's yet to be in a bad picture, so I figured what the heck. Boy am I glad I gave it a shot, great film, better than I could've hoped for...highly recommended.
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