How to Stream “CODA” Before the Oscars
The 2022 Oscars are going to be a very big deal for Apple TV+. The relatively new streaming service earned its first-ever best picture nomination at this year’s ceremony for its movie “CODA.” The movie earned a handful of other nominations as well, including a best adapted screenplay nomination for its writer/director Siân Heder (her first ever nomination) and a best supporting actor nomination for Troy Kotsur, making him the first deaf man to earn this honor.
“CODA” is competing with “King Richard,” “West Side Story,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Belfast,” “Drive My Car,” “Dune,” “Don’t Look Up,” and “Nightmare Alley” for best picture at this year’s award show, so read on to find out how you can watch it before the Oscars take place on March 27.
What Is “CODA” About?
“CODA,” which stands for “child of deaf adults,” is a movie about a teen named Ruby (Emilia Jones) who is the only hearing member of her family. She had to grow up quickly to be the ears for her parents in many situations, but it’s a responsibility she’s leaned into as she’s grown up. However, as many teens do, Ruby starts to question her future and how much she can continue to pour into her responsibilities with her family. Joining the choir at school opens doors for her that she never expected – and introduces her to new people who make a mark.
While the movie has fairly faced criticism for how it frames music as something that the deaf community can’t appreciate and how it spends more time portraying Ruby’s family as a burden to her than it does shedding light on how inaccessible our society is as a whole, it’s been praised for bringing much-needed deaf representation to the big screen.
How to Stream “CODA”
You can stream “CODA” on Apple TV+ now. The streaming service offers a seven-day free trial, after which you can purchase a subscription for $5 a month.