Waves is a 2019 American drama film directed by Trey Edward Shults.
A24 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 released the trailer:
Waves | Official Trailer HD | A24.
Tyler Williams is a popular high school senior on the wrestling team. Outside of school, he parties with his friends and spends time with his girlfriend, Alexis Lopez, but is routinely pushed by his domineering father Ronald both physically and mentally to be better. His stepmother Catherine is more understanding of Tyler's pressures, and tries her best to connect with him. Unbeknownst to anyone at school or home, Tyler suffers from a Level 5 SLAP tear which he keeps secret from his family and team by stealing Ronald's painkillers. Tyler's doctor highly recommends undergoing surgery before it's too late, but unwilling to postpone the remainder of his season, Tyler continues to wrestle competitively until he is thrown onto his shoulder during a match, causing irreparable damage to his shoulder and ending his season, as well as his career. One night, Tyler gets a text from Alexis, who reveals that her period is late. He takes her to get an abortion, but when confronted by pro-life protesters outside the clinic, Alexis contemplates bringing the child to term, leading to a heated argument. Tyler objects to wanting to be a father at their age and in his condition. Angered by his insensitivity to her own feelings, Alexis walks home alone. Distraught, Tyler begins drinking heavily and abusing drugs at parties with his friends, and is later consoled by his younger sister Emily. Eventually, Tyler texts Alexis back, who is willing to mend their relationship. However, Alexis tells Tyler that she has decided to keep the child with support from her family. When Tyler tries calling her and demands to speak to her in person, Alexis breaks up with him and blocks his number, sending him into a rage.
Principal photography began on July 9, 2018, in Broward County, Florida.
The film Waves was scheduled to be released on August 30, 2019 (Telluride), on November 15, 2019 (United States) and on January 17, 2020 (United Kingdom) by A24, Elevation Pictures, Focus Features and Universal Pictures.
The duration of the film is 135 minutes. The film grossed over $167,231.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Waves got high rating from critics.
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