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frankqb

A very pleasant family drama with lots of comedy. A pleasant return to the screen for deaf issues in the mainstream. The music and singing is lovely and the story pulses along quite naturally, which is not easy to do. Never boring, but never quite wowing either, CODA is pleasant and mildly refreshing.

4.5 stars out of 5
2 years 9 months ago
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Realenur

I thought it was an Disney Channel movie until I found out it won the Oscar for best picture ..

Sweet story and overlooked topic, but yeah ..
10 months 3 weeks ago
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devilsadvocado

Ham-fisted humor (e.g. parents sex stuff) and overblown characterizations that just do not exist like that in real life (the fucking choir teacher) but otherwise enjoyable. I loved the sign language aspect of it. I wasn't expecting to but it was just so refreshing and different. The story was good, if not paint-by-numbers-inspirational, but it would have been better told in a capable writer/director's hands who wasn't so caught up in milking her own sentiments.

6/10 Best Picture no way
2 years 2 months ago
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ucuruju

a very well-made, very touching, very cute movie-of-the-week tearjerker. the whole family gives good performances. the dad is funny and it was nice to see the lip reader from Seinfeld as the mom.
2 years 5 months ago
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Torgo

Feelgood film of the year! Lovely, with heart and still enough fun.
Last half hour would usually be a bit too corny for me - someone who doesn't really like singing - but, hell .. 8/10!
2 years 6 months ago
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baraka92

Way better than La Famille Bélier. The screenplay is tighter and the cast more likeable. Even Mexico's very own Eugenio Derbez (who tends to make the worst comedies in the world) is good.

Edit: As of today, March 27th 2022, CODA has gone from “that was a sweet little movie” to “really? Best Picture?”
Not anywhere near the levels of Crash or Green Book but... really?
2 years 10 months ago
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Angellike

It made me happy.
1 year 3 months ago
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greenhorg

Uses that 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' method of mixing a steady dose of vulgarity in the with the G-rated formula to try and throw off the high-brows, who would probably otherwise regard it as disposable Hallmark kitsch.
1 year 7 months ago
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boulderman

Very good and compelling 7/10
2 years 2 months ago
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Shingwauk

Entertaining but definitely not Oscar worthy.
2 years 4 months ago
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linyok

Not very well made and corny but indeed very touching, has beautiful moments, and most actors are quite good
2 years 5 months ago
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maggidan

Such a great film.
2 years 5 months ago
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Ebbywebby

I've seen some crummy Best Pictures. Kramer vs. Kramer, The Artist, Green Book, The Shape of Water, Driving Miss Daisy.... But then I saw CODA. A new all-time low. I can't believe this was even a nominee, much less the winner. It's like a 2.5-star movie made for Canadian television. Just mediocre in every possible way. I could assemble about 20 plot details that made me roll my eyes. Just for starters, it's an absolute howler that this untrained girl who can sing along pleasantly with radio tunes would be a plausible contender for the Berklee School of Music. Suuuure. But of course, for now, she's content to just spend her time swimming in the large, idyllic lake that no one in town knows about except her.

This was the very worst of the 10 BP nominees and it actually *won*.
2 years 2 months ago
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CynInFlicks

A beautiful film. By far the best of the year, if not beyond.
2 years 5 months ago
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crazy_bitch

Wow. I expected this to be a nice movie. Instead I have to say it's one of the absolute worst I have ever seen. I really love the original, so it is baffling to me how you take such a great source material and turn it into something so offensively stupid. My one hope is that this will make more people watch La Famille Bélier.
2 years 4 months ago
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