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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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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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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las olas See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,333, 17 November 2019

Gross USA:

$1,046,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,046,075
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A24 See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script Trey Edward Shults sent to Sterling K. Brown was a PDF with embedded music cues, varying font sizes and colors, and notes about aspect ratio changes. See more »


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FloriDada
Written and performed by Animal Collective
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Incredibly well filmed drama flim!
8 December 2019 | by UniqueParticleSee all my reviews

I absolutely love the soundtrack throughout, the cinematography is so good, and the acting is impeccable! Trey Edward Schulz made such a beautiful piece of cinema, I hope Waves gets Oscar nods or at least stays doing well. I love the family dynamic and everything they go through! Waves is so damm good!


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