The principle of communication I would like to refer to for this film is “Destructive Conflict”.
Destructive conflict is a conflict that is characterized by a lack of cooperation in dealing with differences and that dismantles relationships without restoring them. The reason I picked this principle is because it is explained perfectly and seen in this film when this loving family loses Buck in the boating accident, you can quickly notice how that tragedy affected every single person in this family (that being the destructive conflict). Conrad spirals down by trying to kill himself because he thought it was his fault he could not save his brother. Beth shields herself by pretending she’s fine and that causes her to treat her only son left with no love and no care as if she had loved Buck more than she loves Conrad, and it slowly destroys her family and