Waves

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Videos & Photos

  • Official Trailer
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Set against the vibrant backdrop of South Florida, Waves traces the epic 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.

Cast

  • Taylor Russell
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • Alexa Demie
  • Bill Wise
  • David Garelik
  • Justin R. Chan
  • Joshua Brockington
  • Krisha Fairchild
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry
  • Sterling K. Brown

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

    • Ronald: You have so much love to share with the world and so much life yet to live.
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Verified Review
#seeingitagain
#mustsee
#intense
#original
#heartpounding

I saw this movie 2 times when it came out and I have to say it was the best film of the year for me. From the beautiful colors, to the amazing music, this movie had it all. I’d have to say that the final 20 mins are a-little slow, but don’t worry... it was amazing. The cast did so good at acting and i could feel all the emotions. 9.9/10

PB
Philip B
Verified Review
#mustsee
#intense
#allthefeels
#heartpounding
#greatcast

This movie has depth and will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. Many parents may be able to see themselves through these characters!!the scenes were so authentic and the pain seemed real. Must see!

DW
Damon W

Metacritic

67
Sep 14, 2019

The purpose of the fine-grained emotional details keeps getting scrubbed out of Waves as its runtime wears on and reconciliation feels increasingly imminent. The observations are sharp, but the attitudes and arcs that they paint feel overly simple.

K. Austin Collins
Vanity Fair
70
Sep 7, 2019

Sometimes Shults’ reach exceeds his grasp, resulting in a self-conscious epic that wants to hammer home its characters’ emotional wreckage. Nevertheless, Waves is also powerfully immersive, investing so passionately in these individuals that it’s hard not to do the same.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
100
Aug 31, 2019

Technically, it wouldn't be wrong to call Waves a teen drama, but that generic label doesn't begin to convey the emotional scope of this tender, bruising, exuberant film.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter