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Movie Review – Waves

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Movie Reviews

Movie Review – Waves

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Movie Reviews

Remember how when you were done with ‘Manchester By The Sea’ you felt like everything good about the world was gone?
Well, get ready for a film that asks it to ‘hold it’s beer’!

In fairness, the comparison to ‘Manchester By The Sea’ is just in tone. There’s no moment in this film that’s as powerful as the exchange between Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. That was possibly the rawest and most brutally emotional thing I’ve ever seen on screen. But the absence of a moment like that doesn’t mean that ‘Waves’ isn’t an incredibly powerful film.

Through the trailer, you’ll begin to feel the swell of emotion that Waves becomes, but it won’t prepare you for the dismay that it delivers.

The film is an examination of how our behavior affects others in our lives. How our best intentions can sometimes be catastrophic…and how when the realization of that finally crashes down on us, the penalty can be too great to overcome.

You WILL NOT feel good when ‘Waves’ concludes, just as you didn’t at the end of ‘Manchester By The Sea’.
But you will have examined the brutal realities that are sometimes bred from the environment, expectations, circumstance, fear, and the path to hell that was paved with good intentions.

And you’ll have seen one of the most overlooked films of the past year.

Joe McCabe

Joe McCabe

Opinionated Irish Guy

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