As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

  • Released: 2021-08-11
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
  • Stars: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Eugenio Derbez, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, Amy Forsyth, Kevin Chapman, John Fiore, Lonnie Farmer, Courtland Jones, Molly Beth Thomas, Ayana Brown, Jason Pugatch, Kyana Fanene, Anilee List, Stone Martin, Maeve Chapman, Stephen Caliskan, Amanda Bradshaw, Bryan Sabbag, Kayla Caulfield, Samidio DePina, Dominic Andersen, Jose Guns Alves, Owen Burke, Lance Norris, Mark Pettograsso, Tony Viveiros, Armen Garo, Jared Voss, Emilia Faucher, Marilyn Busch, Melissa McMeekin, Erica McDermott, Garrett McKechnie, Rebecca Gibel, TJ Ciarametaro, Gary Galone, Nikki Kim, Mary Ann Schaub, Cassandra Berta, Sarah Clarke, Rena Maliszewski, David Newsom, Kiara Pichardo, Pamela Jayne Morgan
  • Director: Si├ón Heder
  • kelboy10 - 24 March 2024
    I've looked at love on both sides now!
    I can see why this film won the Oscar for best picture as it has an emotional impact as well as real life scenarios which can be relatable to a wide range of people. CODA, an acronym for children of death adults is a special film. There is an old saying that actions speak louder than words and never is this saying put to the test more than that in CODA.

    (Emilia Jones) plays Ruby Rossi and is exceptional considering the lengths this role would've required to produce a good outcome. No doubt learning sign language and acting alongside death actors could only improve her as an actress. Some of cinemas earliest greats were films that had no sound from Charlie Chaplin to Buster Keaton. This however has sound in its repertoire and utilises it well to create a nice balance. Joni Mitchell's song "both sides now" created a memorable moment of biblical proportions. I'd say it has such a nice touch of raw emotional empathy going as far as to say it is the scene of the film. What originally appeared as an easy watch Sunday afternoon tv time film soon becomes a magical moment.
  • beingmoscow - 10 January 2024
    Wonderfully warm movie about family, teen love, and commitment
    This movie flows very well and I enjoyed the intimate moments it offers among family members, teen bondage and the triumphant of life. It's worthy of watching. It gives me a sense of happiness upon watching it. I like the main character. She is pretty nice and although in the beginning her acting her acting didn't make an impact on. Me. She does grow on me as a fine actor. Her teen boy lover is cute as well. The father is a fine actor and the dynamic of the family is great. I think this sort of not over the top movie where we can relate to about life and its complicity and its mundane. After all we all have that shared experience.
  • HafizhMaulana21 - 8 January 2023
    I cried to see this movie with a good song atmosphere
    As CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is a deaf teenager who is able to hear among her deaf family members helping her family run smoothly in the midst of her dream of becoming a singer.

    CODA is an English film adaptation of the French-Belgian film of the same name. CODA has a story full of life meaning and full of moving emotions. The plot of a family drama is dense and not wasted in building the story and characters. Presenting a family drama with a different atmosphere, the existence of a deaf family with her daughter who is able to hear. A family drama that is so complex and complicated. A good conflict throughout the film with a lot of pressure experienced by Ruby. The presence of conflicts that come in a barrage in each scene. The conflict is built to perfection, with the slow pace of the film to make room in providing such a moving atmosphere.

    The film almost uses sign language in dialogue. It's become a new experience and a new learning in trying to understand sign language and deaf friends. However, this film has good dialogue, is not boring, able to present its emotional and entertaining feel in the comedy side. Good acting from deaf actors in playing deaf roles. The emotions obtained can still be felt and look much more passionate.
  • ella_kelbert - 30 September 2022
    I prefer the french version
    The story is pretty much equal, but not as good as, the original french movie Belier's Family (which by the way is also not so brilliant).

    It's just too american. There's not so much going on and the joke attempts aren't that funny. The original story was richer in details and funnier, in a good way (not goofy). So I recommend you see it.

    And then you don't need to see this one.

    (I still have to wright about 100 characters so I'll leave the translation of part of Belier's Family theme song:

    "My dear parents, I'm leaving I love you but I'm leaving You won't have a child tonight anymore

    I don't run away I fly Understand, I fly Smoke-free, alcohol-free I fly, I fly"

    And in case someone is wondering, I'm Brazilian, not French ;-)
  • ja-lens - 9 August 2022
    CODA is a great film. There is a lot of heart and charm to it. It's a fantastic coming of age story but also a deeply moving family drama. The central focus on family is where it hits the most and the cast does a stellar job at portraying the complex family dynamic. The whole cast shines throughout and are a great ensemble. One moment that really sticks out is an interaction between the daughter and her father at the end of the film. That was amazing and very moving, emotional, etc. All in all, this was a lovely film, I really enjoyed it.