CODA is a coming-of-age comedy drama written and directed by Sian Heder. The film was released in theaters and through the Apple TV+ streaming service. CODA deals with a family of all deaf members, except one.

I couldn’t imagine how this scenario would impact the only hearing and speaking person in the family, so I tuned in (no pun intended). I believe the deaf community was well represented in this sensitive, well-thought-out movie.

In Gloucester, Massachusetts, Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones) is the only hearing member of her family; her parents Frank (Troy Kotsur) and Jackie Jones (Marlee Matlin) as well as their older brother Leo Jones (Daniel Durant) are all culturally Deaf. Ruby assists with the family fishing business and plans to join it full-time after finishing high school.

Because of her family, Ruby is seen as an outcast at school. When she notices her crush, Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo)

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