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Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor, and the BAFTA for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.
All screenings of CODA will be presented with subtitles.
Audio Description is available with screenings of CODA.
Running time: 1hr 52 minutes
BBFC Ratings Info
There is infrequent strong language (‘f**k’), as well as milder terms such as ‘twat’, ‘bitch’, ‘dick’, ‘ass’, ‘asshole’, ‘shit’, ‘screw’, ‘freaking’, ‘God’, ‘hell’, ‘Christ’ and ‘damn’. A man makes makes a rude middle finger gesture.
A man smokes a joint briefly. There are also references to bongs and getting high.
A couple are interrupted as they make love noisily; both are clothed. In a comic scene, a deaf man attempts to give another character advice about safe sex by using his arm and hand to mime the putting on of a condom, the ejaculation into it and discarding the item. A young woman makes suggestive comments and hand movements to describe a sexual encounter. A man uses the phrase “suck my dick” in a dismissive reaction.
Occasional discriminatory remarks, which are not endorsed by the film, are made about deaf people. In one scene, a deaf man is called a ‘freak’ and reacts to the insult, starting a brief fight in a bar. Mild rude humour includes jokes about farting and skin rashes. A man makes a nervous joke about leaving “a note in case people think it’s a joint suicide” as he is challenged by a woman to dive from a high ledge into a waterhole.