We watch CODA last night and it was one of the best overall films I have seen in a long time. I highly recommend it.
As a person with significant hearing loss, I have a lot of empathy for the gap that often exists between the hearing and the Deaf. The film focuses only on a single Deaf family, highlighting the tremendous isolation that can happen. There is a much wider Deaf community and culture that can help alleviate that isolation. That’s not the story here, but it is worth knowing. Those who hear often naively think that the Deaf are missing something or inferior to the hearing. They are not. Society has been constructed by people who can hear, and it can be oppressive and discriminatory to those who are Deaf or with significant hearing loss.
Anyway, this is a “feel good” film. Don’t we all need to feel good?