Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Road from Within

Robert Sheehan’s character Vincent has Tourette’s Syndrome and his father has too much going on to deal with that kind of “pain” so he sends him off to a treatment center where he meets Alex the germaphobe (Dev Patel) and Maire (Zoë Kravitz) the girl who doesn’t eat. Together they embark on a road trip of the healing kind. I know that sounds a bit wonky, but I think best road trips involve a little healing power.

I wasn't so sure how I would feel about this movie since Sheehan can make anything fun. He is a funny guy, but this is a certain sensitivity I'd never seen in him before and I have watched him in some Irish gang dramas, too. He definitely became Vincent in this indie movie. Now Netflix.

There’s a clown in my head & he shits in between my thoughts.

Marie might have be the only one out of the three with street smarts and yet she won't eat. It was good to see Zoe in this role. I'd like to see her in more major roles than just the bit part of a supporting cast.
It is a roadtrip full of hiccups, so to speak. For one thing, don't let a man with Tourette’s Syndrome drive a car.
One of my favorite films this year!

1 comment:

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

This looks interesting in a quirky way.