HELEN HUNT’S RIDE SURFS INTO THEATRES & ONTO VOD
Opening Friday May 1st in select theatres, and available on VOD from Tuesday May 12th, ‘Ride’ was inspired by a real life experience Hunt had 10 years ago while on a trip to Hawaii. She saw a new mother surfing nearby and taking breaks to nurse in between catching waves. Hunt decided in that moment that she wanted to be that kind of woman and so she learnt to surf!
In this highly anticipated comedy, Hunt plays Jackie, a successful and over-protective New York mother who travels across the country to follow her son (Brenton Thwaites, ‘The Giver’, ‘Maleficent’) who has dropped out of college to pursue a career in professional surfing in sunny Santa Monica. Jackie sets out to teach her son a lesson, but instead she unwittingly sets into motion a series of life-changing events and unexpectedly goes on her own journey of self-discovery. With the help of a sympathetic limo driver (David Zayas, TV’s Dexter) and a sexy surf instructor (Luke Wilson, ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, ‘Old School’), Jackie begins to heal her fractured relationship with her son.
‘Ride’ is the second film Hunt has directed, following 2007’s award-winning ‘Then She Found Me’. “There’s a lot in this movie that’s me,” Hunt says of ‘Ride’. A regular day would see her spending up to eight hours in the water, being pummeled by waves, as crewmembers worked on inflatable rafts around her. The spectacular water photography in ‘Ride’ was filmed by renowned, world-famous water cameraman Sonny Miller, who died last July of a heart attack at age 53. This was his last film and is dedicated to him.
Catch the swell and see RIDE this May!
IN THEATRES FRIDAY MAY 1ST
ON VOD TUESDAY MAY 12th
For theatre locations, visit: http://pnwpictures.com/cinema/ride