Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.
Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family - led by a well-intentional but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. 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.
Wow, this young director shot for the moon. The cinematography is beautiful, the anticipation was nail biting, and the plot was big and bold! For the first 90 minutes or so the film was building to a fever pitch. I got notes of the Safdie Brothers with booming sound design that really put the viewer on the edge of their seat with anxiety! But the film is called Waves, after all, and the plot then explored a number of other subplots, characters, and perspectives. I think the film ultimately tries to do more than it possibly can with so many ideas and characters, but there is a lot to enjoy here!
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