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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 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.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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California See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Helen Hunt's second time in the director's chair for a feature film. See more »

Connections

Features Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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Let There Be Drums
Written by Richard A. Podolor (as Richard Podolor) and Sandy Nelson
Performed by Sandy Nelson
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Funny, sad and beautiful.
3 May 2015 | by krevusSee all my reviews

This is a down to earth film about real life. It tackles among other thing the sometimes odd relationship between a mother and son, which are brilliantly played by Helen Hunt and Brenton Thwaites. The mother has a real hard time letting her son go as he's turning into a grown up that doesn't need his mother anymore. As a know-it-all person that likes to be on top of things she follows her son to California from New York and spies on him as he's trying to find himself and experience new things while living with his laid back dad that just want's him to do whatever makes him happy. Her ridiculous behavior is quite funny as is her interactions with the chauffeur that she hires to drive her around while stalking her son. This odd behavior is explained as the story enfolds and a tragedy from the past is brought to light. This a story about a person that seems to be in complete control of her life, but then she's swept away by changes and has to let her self go, learn to trust others and embrace the unexpected. The film is both funny and sad, and very beautiful, specially the surfing scenes that are a perfect setting for a person that is learning to be humble and accepting.


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