Crowd-pleasing ‘CODA’ one of the year’s best films

“CODA” is a good old-fashioned crowd pleaser, a rousing coming of age story about a child of deaf adults — that’s where the title comes from — and her journey to find her own voice. 

A trio of fine performances anchor this heartening, joyous story, the breakout success of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was purchased by Apple TV+ for a record-setting $25 million. With any luck, its accolades will continue to roll in through awards season, where it deserves to be a major contender. 

Emilia Jones gives a breakout performance as Ruby Rossi, the hearing daughter of

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