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. (by beckemery)
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 <more>
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!
Superb movie! incredible acting all around. The pacing of this movie was perfect for engagement as well as reflection.Many, many precious moments.Going on a road trip together was the perfect vehicle to afford the 3 main characters to focus on themselves and begin to heal themselves and each other. Just ideal envelope for their mutual growth...almost like an incubator.Mindful development of Dad's journey---no cheap cliché of Dad being all wrong about everything.I really grew to cherish the friendship created out of pain, honesty and resilience.Just loved the film. Amazing that this is a <more>
I thought this movie was absolutely remarkable. I was scrolling through Netflix for a fun movie with a little bit of drama and I came across this one. I wasn't completely intrigued by the short summary but gave it a shot because as all Netflix viewers are I was tired of scrolling. Little did I know, I would fall in love with the movie. This movie made me fall in love with the characters, their hearts, and emotions. It also really truly opened my eyes about mental disorders in a way that I couldn't have imagined. It showed me what these people truly go through and how a little bit of <more>
support can change how they live in the world. It was a story of strength, realizing ones self and also understanding other's emotions as well as your own. It's about building new relationships and fixing past relationships with patience and proper guidance. It's truly a satisfying movie. Even better, was that the acting was phenomenal by all 3 leads. It was stunning, and beautiful. Made me want to have a story like all 3 of them, and make friends they way they did.Watch this movie if you want something different, but also warm and friendly. It's like a new genre that has yet to be recognized. It's phenomenal, and if you watch it you'll know why.
Wow! I laughed, cried, throughout this movie. I was amazed to find out that this was a directorial debut for director/writer Gren Wells. If you love falling in love with characters as they head on their journey, this movie is for you! Through the seriousness of the disorders this movie takes on which, by the way, were beautifully portrayed by Kravitz, Patel and Sheehan I was able to feel with them, laugh with them, and cry with them. The Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, and Anorexia that they took hold of was captivating. I could tell that a whole lot of thought was put into researching <more>
Tourette's by Gren Wells and Robert Sheehan because they gave us just enough of Tourette's. It would have been extremely easy to portray too much of ticks and mannerisms and make him look silly, but fortunately his interpretation was sincere and gave us just enough. I applaud him and the whole cast for the care they took with their characters and their corresponding illnesses. I would call this film 'careful' in the greatest way. It is extraordinary to find a director paired with an outstanding cast that take great care in their art. I loved it!
A very touching and well made movie, especially for outsiders and misfits! (by Hellmant)
'THE ROAD WITHIN': Four and a Half Stars Out of Five A remake of the 2010 German drama flick 'VINCENT WANTS TO SEA'; about a teen with Tourette Syndrome, who befriends two other patients one with OCD and one with anorexia at the behavioral facility his dad enrolls him in. They steal their doctor's car and embark on a road trip together, to the coast. The film was written and directed by Gren Wells in her directorial debut and it stars Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz, Kyra Sedgwick and Robert Patrick. I enjoyed it immensely.Vincent Sheehan is a teenager, <more>
that's suffered from Tourette's disorder; most of his life. His mother, who he was very close to, recently passed away; and his father Patrick , who he's long resented, wants to enroll him in a special clinic. Once there, he's roomed with Alex Patel ; a young British man, with obsessive compulsive disorder. Alex is furious that he has to share his room with another person, and he immediately takes a disliking to Vincent. Vincent also meets Marie Kravitz , at the facility, who he's immediately attracted to. Marie has a severe eating disorder, and pretty much won't eat anything. After Marie and Vincent get into trouble, with their doctor Sedgwick , they decide to steal her car and head to the coast; so Vincent can spread his mother's ashes there. When Alex catches them in the act, they kidnap him and take him along with them.The movie is equally funny and emotional. It's not overly heartbreaking though; as it has a lot of optimism, and a great deal of compassion for it's characters . What I really love about the film, though, are the performances; Sheehan, Patel and Kravitz are all amazing in it and Patrick and Sedgwick aren't bad either . I found the three lead characters to be all very likable, and relatable too, despite their flaws. It's a very touching and well made movie, especially for outsiders and misfits like most great films are .Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v 4wOi4IC8bxg
Thoroughly entertaining film. Simple story line. However the characters really build on you. They are interesting. A film with a million facial expressions. Excellent portrayal of facing your demons. Definitely worth watching. The characters are more easily portrayed for the actors due to the illnesses they each carry. They are portrayed as on the extreme of each illness, each being severe. However, the balance is good, surprisingly and with great humor it is never too over the top and stays believable. They each struggle with the extra water they try to carry through their lives. The main <more>
three deliver a great performance, I felt attached and I must admit I needed to shed a tear.
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 <more>
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.
A very good drama-comedy which mixes the 2 elements of drama and comedy perfectly, which in many cases is not the casePerfectly cast as well Robert Sheehan is excellent in the lead, you truly believe that he has Tourette's syndrome and Zoe Kravitz just keeps on proving with every movie she makes that she is a force to be reckoned with and I wouldn't be surprised at all if she got a Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress for thisI've never seen Robert Patrick better and feel more real than in this oneA must see if you like independent dramedies
Solid memorable feel-gooder, should launch Zoë Kravitz into hyperspace (by A_Different_Drummer)
Two things you should know about this film.1. It works and you should see it. I don't want to make this more complicated than it needs to be. Humanistic films about an individual's problems set against the backdrop of a "road trip" are a tried-and-true Hollywood formula think RAIN MAN, one of many and this is one of the best. The characters are empathetic and engaging, the script is tight, and the direction by Gren Wells shows complete control of colors and settings reminding me in many ways of the brilliant use of color in the series SENSE8 . The two seasoned pros, <more>
Patrick and Sedgewick, are great but the young stars are nothing short of magnificent. Just see it.2. Zoë Kravitz basically channels a young Angelina Jolie from the first moment she appears in frame to the last. Her performance is hypnotic, the camera loves her, you likely will too, and one expects to see a lot of more of her in films and in years to come.