‘CODA’: A landmark crowd-pleaser for a year light on crowds
NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — The coming-of-age story about the only hearing member in a deaf family “CODA” is poised to be something that’s been hard to find in a year light on crowds: a bona fide, heart-bursting, tell-everyone-about-it crowd-pleaser.
Starring a trio of sensational actors who are deaf - Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant - “CODA” is also unlike most heart-on-its-sleeve movies before it. It’s a crowd-pleaser that expands just who’s in “the crowd,” enlarging a movie world that seldom depicts deaf lives dynamically or authentically.
It’s a landmark film in on-screen representation that also proves just how much the movies have been missing.
Apple will release it in theaters and on its streaming service Friday.
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