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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.

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Trey Edward Shults
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Russell ... Emily
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Tyler
Alexa Demie ... Alexis
Bill Wise ... Coach Wise
David Garelik ... Ryan
Justin R. Chan ... Chang
Joshua Brockington ... Stan
Krisha Fairchild ... English Teacher
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Catharine
Sterling K. Brown ... Ronald
Albert Link ... Minister
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Bobby
Vivi Pineda ... Elena
Holland Hayes ... Doctor Steve
Ruben E. A. Brown ... Wally
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving teens
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Florida, USA

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A24 See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lucas Hedges and Alexa Demie previously worked on Mid90's (2018) together. See more »

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Couldn't wait for Waves to end.
29 October 2019 | by marshasteinbackSee all my reviews

My friends and I thought we watched a couple of movies last night. The character development in the first half was slim at best depending on music and gadgetry to do the work for the writers. The second half was better but seemed to tie things up in a feel good story tale ending, even introducing a deathbed father who we had hardly heard about at the end to completely the fairytale. I thought nothing was left on the cutting room floor until the Q&A afterward when the director said that the original was 3 1/2 hours. I consider this movie an example of directorial narcissism.


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