‘Waves’ Is An Emotional Rollercoaster.

December 8, 2019

Sunday, December 8th

Today was heavy on so many levels. For starters, waking up to news that Juice WRLD passed away did not sit well with me. 🙁 I interviewed him back in June & met him a few times at festivals. He’s just an incredible human being and musician, my heart goes out to his family and friends. Something needs to happen, this really can’t keep happening. He just turned 21 but he did a lot of drugs, especially when it came to the recording process.

Today is Sunday and I always regret scheduling work on Sundays when in reality, I could really use a day off. But I got to finally interview Sevyn Streeter (who I think is so freaking talented) and it made it all worth it. We had a great convo and I love her even more after we spoke. Had a very productive meeting after that and then got to hang out with my brothers. Per usual, we had our last-minute scramble to see what movies are playing and what we could go see. Waves was our decision.

Waves got 85% on Rotten Tomatoes on both sides, which is huge. Typically a movie will get high reviews on one side and low on the other, But when both sides are high, you know it’s about to be a fire movie. We hit the 7:30pm showing at AMC Burbank 16, which had a nice little turnout. But we were NOT prepared for what was about to transpire.

IMDB plot: Traces the journey of a suburban family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

The dad is played by Sterling K. Brown who plays Randall in This Is Us. He is a phenomenal actor. The whole premise of the movie is based around a black suburban family comprised of a son and daughter who lost their real mom to overdose. The dad then puts pressure on the son to excel and be responsible for himself, pushing him over the edge. He’s a wrestler and deals with an injury, even taking his dad’s pain medication. Eventually, the son spirals out of control and the turn of events that happen low key left us speechless.

The film is 2 hours and 15 minutes but it’s fucking intense the entire time. At one point, it shifts to the daughter who is played by Taylor Russell. She was in Escape Room, she’s so pretty. Personally, the movie had so much potential to be great but the ending kind of ruined it for me. It just drives out and became something different than what it was to begin with. Anyways I would still definitely recommended it. Lots of life lessons to carry with you, plus it reminds you that your situation isn’t so bad after all.

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