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Waves (2019)

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Releases November 15, 2019
Traces the journey of a suburban African-American 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 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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Rated R for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving teens
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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Florida, USA

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A24 See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trey Edward Shults's third consecutive collaboration with A24, following Krisha (2015) and It Comes at Night (2017). See more »

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Movie of the year
12 September 2019 | by ncrdSee all my reviews

Just saw this movie at TIFF, it lives up to the hype and then some. Trey Edward Shults is the next Chazelle/Jenkins. It hit me on a deeper emotional level than any movie I have seen before. SEE WAVES!


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