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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.

Director:

Gren Wells

Writers:

Florian David Fitz (based on an original screenplay by), Gren Wells (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Robert Sheehan had the help of Jackson Kramer, the spokesperson for the Tourettes Society of America, preparing for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Marie and Robert kidnap Alex the full crew can be seen in the reflection of the glass windows and doors. See more »

Quotes

Vincent: You know, there's a clown in my head and he shits in between my thoughts and he forces me to do the most inappropriate thing at the most inappropriate moment. So relaxing is pretty much the one thing I cannot do.
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Connections

Remake of Vincent Wants to Sea (2010) See more »

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Yes, Yes, Yes
Written by Tim Krekel and Jason Krekel
Performed by Tim Krekel
Courtesy of sonaBLAST Records, LLC
Under license from Krektone Music
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My Review
16 March 2015 | by nikipintoSee all my reviews

So I just finished watching this film and I would first like to say, if you're looking for an exciting and riveting plot; you've come to the wrong place. However, if you prefer a story with incredibly compelling characters played by incredibly talented actors, than you definitely need to watch this movie. Robert Sheehan, who plays Vincent, does a remarkable job portraying someone with Tourette's without going overboard. Although some of what he says during his ticks are funny, you can tell that they also cause him agony and they is shown through his facial expressions and his tone of voice. Similarly, Dev Patel who plays Alex does another remarkable job of playing someone with OCD (at least in my opinion). Zoe Kravitz's character is both witty and carefree but also intensely tragic. I believe this movie has a good combination of feel good moments and moments where you truly empathize with the characters. Though the concept of a road trip plot is slightly overdone, the landscapes are beautiful and the three young actors have a way of keeping you interested and entertained the entire time. You find yourself wanting to know all of them on an even deeper level which I believe is quite telling of how compelling they are. There were moments that were difficult to watch and made me a bit emotional while there were also scenes where I laughed out loud. It really gives you a perspective on what it is like with a mental illness, especially as a teenager and the complications that they cause. Overall, not a perfect flick but Kravitz, Patel, and Sheehan are definitely worth checking this film out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2015 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,760
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1.85 : 1
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