UPDATE: CODA has won three 2022 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor award going to deaf actor Troy Kotsur.
The movie CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) is about Ruby, the only hearing person in her culturally deaf family. The movie has all the trappings of your typical coming-of-age comedy-drama. However, the film surprises you. Ruby has an amazing singing voice her parents, tragically, will never witness. With the family’s business struggling, Ruby is torn between following her talent for a gift her family cannot fully experience. It’s a fresh take on a familiar film genre and managed to win both the Jury Price and Audience Award at Sundance. The film also is historic with actor Troy Kotsur recently becoming the first deaf male Oscar winner. You can watch it right now with a 1-week-free-trial to Apple TV+.
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- Where Can You Watch CODA: CODA is exclusively streaming on Apple TV+ (1-week-free-trial)
Where You Can Watch CODA
While CODA is in theaters, you can watch it at home as it’s exclusively streaming on the Apple TV+ streaming service. (Apple TV Plus shouldn’t be confused with the Apple TV streaming device) The service costs $9.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. There is no long-term commitment, and you can cancel at any time. You may be worried if you don’t have an Apple device, but fear not. The Apple TV+ app is supported on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iPod Touch, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, VIZIO Smart TVs, Sony Smart TVs, and more. For more information on this streaming service, check out our review of Apple TV+.
The movie is adapted from the French film “La Famille Belier” and focuses on Ruby (Emilia Jones), who is the only hearing member of a deaf family, or child of deaf adults, which is where the film’s name “CODA” is derived. At 17, Ruby works mornings before school to help her parents and brother keep their fishing business running. However, she discovers a hidden talent when she joins her high school’s choir club. Ruby finds herself drawn to both her duet partner and her passion for singing, creating a rift with her family, who cannot fully experience her talent.