Taglines: On the road. But a little bit off.
After his mother’s death Vincent (Robert Sheehan) a teenager with Tourettes is enrolled in a behavioural facility by his father. While there he rooms with Alex (Dev Patel) a Brit with obsessive compulsive disorder and meets Marie (Zoë Kravitz) who is in recovery for an eating disorder.
After a child films Vincent with his cellphone and Vincent attacks him, he and Marie are called into Dr. Rose’s office where she chastizes them and Marie steals her car keys. When Alex discovers Marie and Vincent running away in the middle of the night he attempts to warn Dr. Rose and is kidnapped by them. The three of them head towards the ocean where Vincent hopes to scatter his mother’s ashes. However Vincent does not remember the exact location of the beachside trip he and his mother made years ago. The trio finally settle on Santa Cruz as their destination.
Dr. Rose informs Vincent’s father, Robert, that his son has gone missing and rather than allow the police to apprehend them, she and Robert attempt to track them down. When they finally reach the ocean Marie collapses before they can reach the water. Marie is hospitalized and while there, the three are reunited with Dr. Rose and Robert. Marie, who is being force fed and has been restrained asks Vincent to run away with her but Vincent refuses. Instead he has a conversation with his father, who apologizes for treating him poorly and decides to stay in Santa Cruz so he can be near Marie. Rather than leave with Dr. Rose, Alex decides to stay with him.
The Road Within is a 2014 American film written and directed by Gren Wells. The film is a remake of the 2010 German film, Vincent Wants to Sea. The film premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and was picked up by Well Go USA Entertainment and given a theatrical release in April of 2015.
The Road Within
Directed by: Gren Wells
Starring: Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick, Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Kyra Sedgwick. Ali Hillis, Jayce Dempsey, Louisa Kendrick
Screenplay by: Gren Wills
Production Design by: Nanci Roberts
Cinematography by: Christopher Baffa
Film Editing by: Gordon Antell, Terel Gibson
Costume Design by: Magali Guidasci
Music by: Josh Debney, The Newton Brothers
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and drug use.
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment
Release Date: April 27, 2015