As the great film 'The Place Beyond the Pines' had three main characters, the emotionally catastrophic experience 'Waves' has two. Split between the perspectives of a High School wrestler and his younger sister. To say anymore about the plot would spoil it's bombshell crisis, which functions as the catalyst for most of the experience. I was unprepared for this film and I think thats the best way to view it. It's not a happy movie. The beautiful cinematography is the only emotional relief found here. Otherwise, its a movie about fear, pain, and evil. Waves is a family drama at it's pinnacle. A harsh biting reality not meant to be enjoyed but witnessed.