5.7/10
3,644
29 user 19 critic

Ride (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:20 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

Director:

Helen Hunt

Writer:

Helen Hunt (screenplay)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Hunt
Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler
Ruben Guthrie (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Ruben Guthrie is the story of one man not only battling the bottle, but the city that won't let him put it down.

Director: Brendan Cowell
Stars: Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Sarah meets Mike, everything she thought she knew about the world is turned upside down.

Director: Regardt Steenekamp
Stars: Danya Cox, Dominic Deutscher, James E. Lee
The Sessions (2012)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Director: Ben Lewin
Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.

Director: Steven Bernstein
Stars: Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul
Ride III (2018)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A cautionary tale aimed at a technology-obsessed society.

Director: Jeremy Ungar
Stars: Bella Thorne, Jessie T. Usher, Will Brill
Son of a Gun (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.

Director: Julius Avery
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander
I See You II (2019)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy.

Director: Adam Randall
Stars: Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis
Candy Jar (2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Dueling high school debate champs who are at odds on just about everything forge ahead with ambitious plans to get into the colleges of their dreams.

Director: Ben Shelton
Stars: Jacob Latimore, Sami Gayle, Tom Bergeron
Officer Down II (2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?

Director: Brian A. Miller
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Stephen Lang, David Boreanaz
Dark Matter I (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Director: Shi-Zheng Chen
Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi
The Walker (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hunt ... Jackie
Brenton Thwaites ... Angelo
Julie Dretzin ... Joanna
Jay Russell ... Maitre 'D
Jordan Lane Price ... Marywald
Willie C. Carpenter ... Doorman (as Willie Carpenter)
Richard Kind ... Boss
Makena Lei Carnahan Makena Lei Carnahan ... Young Girl on Plane
Jay Huguley ... Co-Worker
Robert Knepper ... Peter
Leonor Varela ... Danielle
Amberly Rose Echeverry Amberly Rose Echeverry ... Makena Lei
Evan Williams ... Brad
Keith Ewell ... Flight Attendant
David Zayas ... Ramon
Edit

Storyline

A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When her son dropped out, she dropped in.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

California See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,489
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Surfing scenes filmed at Malibu Pier, Santa Monica Pier, and Huntington Beach Pier. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.68 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Following You
Performed by Valentino Music
Written by Bob Aquino
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting mother-son relationship
15 May 2015 | by tintner-22191See all my reviews

My impression is nearly everyone is responding to this in stereotypical ways - seeing the mother as impossibly overbearing and interfering.

Actually mother and son have a great relationship. They argue intensely and in detail about what his stories should be like - and about life and their relationship in general. This is very well portrayed. And most of us should be so lucky to have such a relationship.

So she takes it too far - but hardly in a Tennessee Williams way. And they argue intensely about that too, and work their way to a successful conclusion.

Sure, it's all a little too Hollywood pat and neat in the end.

But you have an unusual portrait of an unusual and very good mother-son relationship - and a very passionately involved mother. She's very OK.

I enjoyed it a lot.


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed