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frankqbA 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
devilsadvocadoHam-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
ucurujua 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.
TorgoFeelgood 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!
greenhorgUses 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.
AngellikeIt made me happy.
baraka92Way 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?
bouldermanVery good and compelling 7/10
ShingwaukEntertaining but definitely not Oscar worthy.
EbbywebbyI'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*.
linyokNot very well made and corny but indeed very touching, has beautiful moments, and most actors are quite good
maggidanSuch a great film.
CynInFlicksA beautiful film. By far the best of the year, if not beyond.
crazy_bitchWow. 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.