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WINNER! Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival 2021

Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family -- a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family's struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school's choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

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"Grounded and sweet, delicately bawdy, and decidedly hilarious, CODA puts an effervescent and original spin on the coming-of-age comedy-drama."
- Austin Chronicle
"...the kind of film you can't help but love."
- Vox
"CODA is the kind of movie that makes you want to stand up and cheer."
- Pajiba
"CODA tenderly captures the unique beats of familial love with startling specificity and, ultimately, universality."
- Harper's Bazaar

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