The thing about waves is that they sometimes surprise you with their strength. What starts off as something calming and full of beauty can turn into a tsunami, leaving devastation in its wake.
Waves, writer-director Trey Edward Shults’ third feature, is about just that. It’s about how life as we know it can change in an instant; it’s about the reverberating nature of familial pain, and how despite all the bad in the world, love will always be the ultimate healing force.
This is the type of film where it’s best to go in with just a faint mental sketch of the plot. Don’t dig for information beforehand; just go to the theater and let the story wash over you. With what is quite possibly the best ensemble cast of the year, just trust that you’re in good hands.