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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.

Director:

Trey Edward Shults
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14 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Tyler
Lucas Hedges ... Luke
Taylor Russell ... Emily
Alexa Demie ... Alexis
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Catherine
Sterling K. Brown ... Ronald
Krisha Fairchild Krisha Fairchild ... English Teacher
Neal Huff ... Bill
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Bobby
Bill Wise ... Coach Wise
David Garelik ... Ryan
Justin R. Chan ... Chang
Joshua Brockington ... Stan
Albert Link Albert Link ... Minister
Vivi Pineda ... Elena
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Ronald: You have so much love to share with the world and so much life yet to live.
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Connections

References Moonlight (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Difference a Day Makes
Written by María Grever, Stanley Adams
Performed by Dinah Washington
Published by Round Hill Music on behalf of Edward B. Marks Music Company (BMI), Universal Music - Z Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Stanley Adams Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Strong start weakened by second half
21 October 2019 | by irisvpSee all my reviews

I found the first part of the movie really captivating, intense, credible and very well acted. When the focus switches to the second teen in the families the whole plot becomes very mellow (still very well acted though but diminishing the overall impact).


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,333, 17 November 2019

Gross USA:

$1,658,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,570,294
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Company Credits

Production Co:

BRON Studios, JW Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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