Sunday, March 13, 2016
Ride (Helen Hunt)
A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
Starring: Helen Hunt, Brenton Thwaites, Richard Kind, Robert Knepper, Leonor Varela, David Zayas, Luke Wilson, Callum Keith Rennie, Elizabeth Jayne
My thoughts on this film: This is a down to earth movie about real life. It tackles with the quite odd relationship between a mother and her son. As a know-it-all person that likes to be on top of things, she follows her son to California and spies on him as he is trying to find himself and experience new things. Her ridiculous behaviour is really funny, and so are her interactions with the chauffeur she has hired to drive her around.
This is the story of a person who seems to be in complete control of her life, but then she is swept away by changes; so she must learn to trust others and embrace the unexpected. The film is both funny and sad, and very beautiful. I particularly enjoyed the surfing scenes.
This is not the best Helen Hunt movie, but it is very entertaining!