Darius Weems, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, travels across the country with eleven friends on a mission to get his wheelchair customized by MTV's "Pimp My Ride."

Director:

Reviews
14 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darius Weems ...
Himself
Andrew Carson ...
Himself
Daniel Epting ...
Himself
John Hadden ...
Himself
John Harmon ...
Himself
Jason Hees ...
Himself
Sam Johnson ...
Himself
Collin Shepley ...
Himself
Ben Smalley ...
Himself
Logan Smalley ...
Himself
Kevin Wier ...
Himself
Dylan Wilson ...
Himself
Tracy Seckler ...
Herself
Benjamin Seckler ...
Himself (as Dr. Benjamin Seckler)
Maria McDonnell ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Darius Weems, a 15-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, had never left his hometown of Athens, Georgia. In the summer of 2005, he and a group of young college students traveled across the country in a wheelchair-accessible RV to test accessibility in the United States. Their ultimate goal was to reach Los Angeles and convince MTV's hit show, "Pimp My Ride," to customize Darius's wheelchair. Along the way, they found joy, brotherhood, and the knowledge that life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Roll of His Life

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 2007 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original release)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Goslabi" is "wasabi" in Darius-speak. See more »

Connections

Features Pimp My Ride (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent movie - a must see for all students.
12 August 2007 | by (Athens, GA, United States) – See all my reviews

Darius Goes West is a film depicting American belief that everything is possible if you try hard enough. This wonderful fun filled and sometimes heartbreaking film shows a young man who never expected, but longed to see, what was outside the confines of his lovely city of Athens, GA. Darius wished to see the ocean. His longtime friends Logan, Ben and several other good friends decided to make Darius' wish come true. They started small - Ben & Logan's mom started an email campaign to bring awareness to Darius' condition: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and to raise funds for the fellas to take Darius to not only see the ocean but to see these great United States. To say the young college buddies succeeded in bringing hope and awareness to this dreaded disease would be an understatement. They realized Darius' dream and then some. They put their lives on hold while showing love, care and tons of fun to Darius while helping Darius see how he can in turn show those same traits to others suffering from DMD. Darius went on to volunteer for the Red Cross - sitting in his chair collecting money (along with his buddies) outside a local grocery store. His wonderful smile tells the world that dreams do come true - all you need is hope and a group of college friends to support and care for you. Give Darius and all the guys an Oscar - no one else deserves it more. Martha Sweeney.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
need info about a place xris2004
great group of guys losthighway
Screenings of Darius Goes West in London! pete-798
Why isn't this on Netflix yet? keychange
Soundtrack? xris2004
song title irishmac
Discuss Darius Goes West (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page