CODA (2021)

“You know why God made farts smell? So deaf people could enjoy them too.” – Frank Rossi

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Oct 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A teenager who grew up in a family that is deaf wants to fulfill her dream of becoming a singer but fears that it will affect her family’s fishing business.

My Take on it – This is a film that blew me away when I saw it because it was so emotional and poignant throughout.

The way that this story depicts a deaf family is amazing and allows the viewer to get an even closer look at the ways they must adapt in order to keep things running smoothly in their lives.

The choice to use real hearing impaired actors in the 3 main roles adds so much to the impact of the story and they all shine here.

The story every so often gives the viewer a perspective of a deaf person watching a scene that those of us who hear take for granted and that helps the viewer so much to get a better understanding of what these people need to go through day in and day out.

The film has a great premise and works so well in establishing these characters and the hardships that they deal with all the time and is so powerful from start to finish.

Let’s hope this film gets a lot of love when Award season is upon us!

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Because the fishing scenes involved real fishing, the cast and crew had to abide by local fishing rules. One day they actually had to bring an observer with them (life imitating art from the movie) and they had to move one of the crew members from the boat set since they could only have a maximum of 10 people on the boat. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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