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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
8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Zoë Kravitz ... Marie
Robert Sheehan ... Vincent
Robert Patrick ... Robert
Dev Patel ... Alex
Kyra Sedgwick ... Dr. Mia Rose
Ali Hillis ... Monica
Matt Riedy ... Cop
Joe Unger
Cooper Roth ... Boy
Eric Matheny ... Matt
Bradley Gallo ... Patient
Ross Gallo Ross Gallo ... Therapist
Yanna Fabian ... Nurse
Louisa Kendrick ... Nurse
Alejandro Romero Alejandro Romero ... Subway Kid


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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Release Date:

4 June 2015 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estrada Interior See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the podcast "An Irishman Abroad" Robert Sheehan continued the ticks and tourettes outbursts throughout the whole shoot. See more »


When hot-wiring the car, he crosses the wires but the engine sound only starts after he strikes them together (as if sparking to light a fire) and continues multiple revolutions after the wires are no longer touching. In reality, the starter will only engage and revolve (thus the engine starting sound) while the wires are still in contact. See more »


Vincent: This fucking sucks. Can't I get one fucking advantage out of this cocksucking illness? They only come when I don't want them and only comes in the worst motherfucking moments.
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Remake of Vincent will Meer (2010) See more »


Now That I Found You
Written by Paul McDonald (as William Paul McDonald) and Nikki Reed (as Nicole Houston Reed)
Performed by Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed
Courtesy of Enzo and Ira, LLC
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Accurate and Entertaining
2 October 2015 | by waanniefSee all my reviews

As one who has lived with Tourette's myself and as a parent, I was pleased at how accurately this was portrayed. Robert Sheehan was most impressive and expressive. This actor conveys such sad torture with his eyes whilst in the throes of episode, I just wanted to hug him. Though many with Tourette's display the tics and vocalizing rather than the verbal profanity often used to show example, this film got all angles right. The words of the father in regard to his son made me cry...the writer/director must have dealt with this in life as she got the raw emotion of this disorder from the eyes of both parent and child. The Tic Code starring Christopher Marquette and the late Gregory Hines is another revelation in film focusing on life with and the parenting of one with Tourette's. The way The Road Within ties together OCD, anorexia and Tourette's with these brilliant young performers had me wishing it had debuted bigger and they had received far more accolades for their work. Along with Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz is a study in subtlety without being dull and Dev Patel is all palpable anxiety. Robert Patrick's guilty dad believably shows his true colors and Kyra Sedgwick makes an easy piece as caring clinical director her own. This film should be shown in psychology courses for study.

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