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Waves
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. and Lucas Hedges




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Writer and director Trey Edward Shults' poignant romantic drama traces the life stories of a suburban African-American family living in South Florida. A controlling father's attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unintended murder.

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Overview

Writer and director Trey Edward Shults' poignant romantic drama traces the life stories of a suburban African-American family living in South Florida. A controlling father's attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unintended murder.

Main Cast & Crew

Trey Edward Shults - Director
Kelvin Harrison, Jr.
Lucas Hedges
Taylor Russell
Alexa Demie
Neal Huff
Clifton Collins, Jr.
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Sterling K. Brown

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (Digital Copy)
  • Run Time: 135
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398314424
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving teens)
  • Release Date: February 2020

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Psychodrama
Murder
Melodrama

 

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Reviews:
"Shults has made a serious, and seriously cinematic, drama about teenagers, and one whose true subject is compassion and forgiveness." - 08/30/2019 Hollywood Reporter


"Propelled by color, energy, electronic music and a quartet of career-making performances, here is that rare sort of cinematic achievement that innovates at every turn..." - 08/30/2019 Variety


4 stars out of 4 -- "This is a deeper and more profound film than your average character drama, a masterpiece that’s hard to walk away from without checking your own grievances and grief." - 09/06/2019 RogerEbert.com


"The camera doesn’t just move in WAVES, it hurtles with terrific urgency. As you’re swept up in the immersive motion, the kinetic energy, you notice the passing beauty of the images, their compositional elegance." - 11/14/2019 New York Times


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a young filmmaker who goes his own way, pouring himself so fully into his work that you can’t write it off as imitation." - 11/11/2019 Rolling Stone


"Big and unruly, bursting with love, grief and agonizing lessons about intimacy and forgiveness, WAVES joyfully communicates that a new generation of filmmakers can see the epic scale of everyday domestic life." - 12/09/2019 Washington Post


"[A] masterful, insightful examination of a myriad of racial and social issues." - 12/24/2019 Chicago Sun-Times


4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] powerful drama from writer/director Trey Edward Shults in which the tragic events of one seismic day forever change the lives of one middle-class Florida family." - 01/17/2020 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "It is sensuous and vibrant, a film where everything is heightened with magic mushroom clarity." - 01/13/2020 Empire


"[An] emotionally turbulent, formally astonishing drama..." - 04/07/2020 Los Angeles Times

 

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