Monday, January 18, 2016

Review of 'Ride'

I watched this on Netflix last night (via Android phone and Chromecast) and ought to write a review, except that this one from The Guardian is so spot-on it leaves with little more to say. This is a film about privileged people who do think there's nowhere in the world to live except Greenwich Village or Santa Monica, and that the existential choices one faces are about whether to give up one's college place/fabulous editing job on the 'New Yorker' to be a surfer. Still, there are some good moments, and the underlying tension, about how the death of a child affects the relationship between parents and surviving children, is well handled. Better than the descriptions of it suggest.

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