Ride Movie

Taglines: When her son dropped out, she dropped in.

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

Ride is an American drama film written and directed by Helen Hunt. The film stars Helen Hunt, Luke Wilson, Brenton Thwaites and Leonor Varela.[1] The film was released in select theaters and on video on demand beginning on May 1, 2015 by Screen Media Films.

On July 30, 2013 Deadline reported that Helen Hunt would star, direct and produce her script of a surf film Ride, she produced the film with Greg Little and Lizzie Friedman. Upon closing of the distribution rights with Screen Media Films, it was announced that the film would be dedicated to surf photographer Sonny Miller after his passing in 2014. In 2015, Hunt memorialised her friend and their experiences filming the surfing scenes in, “Sonny Miller’s Lesson for Us All: ‘Nature Dictates'”, for the Huffington Post.

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Directed by: Helen Hunt
Starring: Helen Hunt, Brenton Thwaites, Luke Wilson, Julie Dretzin, Jordan Lane Price, Willie C. Carpenter, Robert Knepper
Screenplay by: Helen Hunt
Production Design by: Tracey Gallacher
Cinematography by: Jas Shelton
Film Editing by: William Yeh
Costume Design by: Karyn Wagner
Set Decoration by: Elizabeth Keenan
Music by: Julian Wass
MPAA Rating: R for language and some drug use.
Studio: Screen Media Films
Release Date: May 1, 2015