Review: WAOK Interviews the Cast of WAVES

Waves stars Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Godfather of Harlem), and Taylor Russell (Escape Room).

Amanda Cooper
November 14, 2019 - 10:26 pm

Next week marks the start of the holiday season when family and friends will gather together to give thanks and kick off the yearly tradition of holiday cooking.  Many will indulge in after Thanksgiving shopping, and some will pull out the Christmas decorations. But, the one consistent tradition during the holiday season is going to the movie theater to enjoy the latest flick!  

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Recently, I sat down with the cast of the new film Waves to discuss the emotional dynamics of the film and how it sets an industry-standard in changing the narrative in Hollywood featuring African American families. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

Waves stars Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Godfather of Harlem), and Taylor Russell (Escape Room).

 
  

WAOK’s Entertainment Correspondent Amanda Cooper reviews the movie Waves

From the opening shot, the movie gives insight into the wild emotional journey that you are about to begin. With the changing aspect ratios, Waves Director Trey Edward Shults,  bring you closer to the characters and provide a connection that keeps you anticipating for the next scene. Emmy Award-Winning Actor Sterling K. Brown plays Ronald, an emotionally void dad who strong-arms his son Tyler, played by actor Kelvin Harrison Jr., leaving him spiraling out of control. The struggles between father and son resonate throughout the entire film, leaving moviegoers on the edge of their seats. Actress Taylor Russell plays Emily, Tyler’s younger sister, who seems to be caught in the middle of the drama and left to find her way. From beginning to end, Waves shows African American families as real people with real people problems and leaving the audience with a redemptive sense of forgiveness.  

Amanda Rated the Film: 4.5 out of 5 Gold Stars