What if your whole life was music and you suddenly went deaf? How would you deal with it? That’s the premise of Sound of Metal, which follows an alt-rock drummer named Ruben Stone who quite suddenly finds himself unable to hear anything. (The “metal” reference in the title has nothing to do with music. You’ll get it once you see the movie.)
The film isn’t mawkish or melodramatic. In fact, it’s a brilliant and moving look at what it means to be deaf. It also serves as a serious reminder what could happen if you don’t protect your ears. Remember: one in ten Canadians are impacted by hearing loss.
Great movie. It’s available now on some VOD services now and will appear on Apple/iTunes tomorrow (December 11).