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The Road Within (2014)

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A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.


Gren Wells


Florian David Fitz (based on an original screenplay by), Gren Wells (screenplay)
8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Robert Sheehan ... Vincent
Dev Patel ... Alex
Zoë Kravitz ... Marie
Robert Patrick ... Robert
Kyra Sedgwick ... Dr. Rose
Ali Hillis ... Monica
James Calvert ... Priest
Louisa Kendrick ... Nurse
Ross Gallo ... Therapist
Cooper Roth ... Boy #1
Jayce Dempsey Jayce Dempsey ... Boy #2
Eleanor Wells ... Campaign Aide
Joe Unger ... Joe
Eric Matheny ... Matt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elsi Eng ... Patient


The Road Within is about Vincent, a young man suffering from Tourette Syndrome. His mother dies so his estranged father, Robert, is forced to step in. However, Robert's running for political office and doesn't want his son on the campaign trail - so Robert puts Vincent in a clinic that's run by the unconventional Dr. Mia Rose. Once there, Vincent falls in love with an anorexic woman named Marie. Together, they steal Dr. Rose's car, and end up having to kidnap his OCD roommate, Alex, when he threatens to tell on them. With Robert and Dr. Rose in hot pursuit, Vincent, Marie and Alex go on a life changing road trip to deliver the ashes of his mother to the ocean. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Zoë Kravitz lost 20lbs to play her character who was anorexic. See more »


When Marie sees, then steals, the keys on Dr.Rose's desk they have only one key on the bunny key chain. When she shows the keys to Vincent afterwards there are several keys on the key chain. When Alex later throws the keys in the lake there seems to be only 2 keys on the chain. See more »


Alex: I would give anything to be free from this, but it doesn't stop, and it's not my fault.
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Remake of Vincent Wants to Sea (2010) See more »


Pretty Girls
Written by Krysten Ritter
Performed by Ex Vivian
Courtesy of WT Records
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User Reviews

Story of three young adults with Tourette's, OCD,and Anorexia who run away from a treatment center and are pursued by one of the fathers and the doctor from the center.
20 March 2015 | by beckemerySee all my reviews

Absolutely loved this movie! It gives you real empathy for the things people and their families with these disabilities go through. It will make you want to cry at times but there are many laugh out loud moments. Somehow director, Gren Wells, manages to draw you into their world so that you laugh with the characters rather than at them, at the same time as you feel their pain. Can't say enough about the acting in this! Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, and Zoe Kravitz are each outstanding and portray heartbreakingly real characters. Robert Patrick is wonderful as the frustrated father with no understanding of how to cope with his son and his challenges. Kyra Sedgewick as the doctor and director of an experimental program, is well cast and believable. Don't miss this one!

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Release Date:

4 June 2015 (Singapore) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA See more »


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1.85 : 1
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