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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.

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Helen Hunt

Writer:

Helen Hunt (screenplay)

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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.

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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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The movie on the television that Jackie (Helen Hunt) and Angelo (Brenton Thwaites) watch after his date leaves (early in the movie), is Young Frankenstein (1974). See more »


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Are You Ready For This (Instrumental)
Written and performed by Josh Mobley
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filmmaker Hunt
19 January 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jackie Durning (Helen Hunt) and her son Angelo (Brenton Thwaites) have an unusually close relationship. She's a busy editor in NYC. He goes out to L.A., drops out of school, and takes up surfing. The controlling mom decides to secretly follow her son. When he tells her that he wants his new life without her, she decides to surf to be with him. Ramon (David Zayas) is her limo driver. Ian (Luke Wilson) is her surf teacher.

Jackie is too acidic by a few percentile. Hunt is well verse in playing the straight man in a comedy duo. This character dials it to eleven when ten would be perfect. I can see her trying to make the comedy work but it's not completely good. When she loosen the reins, the humor works better. There are some troubled family dynamics in the story. It sorta works but the change in tones can be jarring. The comedy almost works and the emotional drama also almost works. This is almost a good movie.


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