CODA (2021)

The family and fishing (story)line is done very well; the script lures out all of the interesting nuances in the unique context and relational dynamics (the deaf older brother adds another to the titular one), and the cast is excellent. It’s marred significantly by the by-the-numbers coming-of-age arc though (the high school, private lessons, and romance scenes are all mostly cheesy), and bland cinematography doesn’t help matters. Still, its heart is strong (see father-daughter on the tailgate).