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Ride (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

Director:

Helen Hunt

Writer:

Helen Hunt (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hunt ... Jackie
Brenton Thwaites ... Angelo
Julie Dretzin ... Joanna
Jay Russell ... Maitre 'D
Jordan Lane Price ... Marywald
Willie C. Carpenter ... Doorman (as Willie Carpenter)
Richard Kind ... Boss
Makena Lei Carnahan Makena Lei Carnahan ... Young Girl on Plane
Jay Huguley ... Co-Worker
Robert Knepper ... Peter
Leonor Varela ... Danielle
Amberly Rose Echeverry Amberly Rose Echeverry ... Makena Lei
Evan Williams ... Brad
Keith Ewell ... Flight Attendant
David Zayas ... Ramon
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A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

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When her son dropped out, she dropped in.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The restaurant where Angelo (Brenton Thwaites) tells the other writer that he's so lucky to be writing in a place like this is "Neptune's Net" which also was in a scene from The Fast and the Furious (2001). It also appeared in Point Break (1991). See more »


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Sayin Hey
Performed by Justine Bennett
Written by Justine Bennett, Chris Seefried
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Interesting mother-son relationship
15 May 2015 | by tintner-22191See all my reviews

My impression is nearly everyone is responding to this in stereotypical ways - seeing the mother as impossibly overbearing and interfering.

Actually mother and son have a great relationship. They argue intensely and in detail about what his stories should be like - and about life and their relationship in general. This is very well portrayed. And most of us should be so lucky to have such a relationship.

So she takes it too far - but hardly in a Tennessee Williams way. And they argue intensely about that too, and work their way to a successful conclusion.

Sure, it's all a little too Hollywood pat and neat in the end.

But you have an unusual portrait of an unusual and very good mother-son relationship - and a very passionately involved mother. She's very OK.

I enjoyed it a lot.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$6,489
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