Run the Tide

Synopsis: Rey gave up his chance at college and love to raise his young half-brother Oliver, who looks nothing like him - "same mom, different dads." But when his meth addicted mother, Lola, is released from prison determined to rebuild her family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother and escapes their desert home for the California coast, chasing the dream that he let go years ago. Lola turns to her ex-husband Bo to help find her missing boys, bringing up ghosts from their own failed relationship. With nothing but the open road ahead of them, and Lola and Bo in close pursuit, Rey and Oliver race away from a past they never wanted, towards a future that could have been.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Soham Mehta
Production: 1821 Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Stupid little



You punk.

What the hell

is wrong with you?


Put on



Visiting hours

are short enough as it is.


All right.



All right.

I'm coming.


horse face!

Hurry up!

Hey, come here.

Listen to me.

If you're

gonna give me

shit this morning,

I'll just

go right

back inside.

Hear me?

You done?




what are

you doing?

Hold that.

Damn it.

Where's the bread?

I ate it.

What? All of it?

I just bought a whole

loaf two days ago.

I was hungry.


Okay, well, you...

You gotta eat

something, okay?

If we don't

get there in time,

you know

they're not gonna

let me see her,

and she's waiting.

Maybe you

should talk

to mom today.

You know the drill.

I'll take you there

whenever you

want to see her,

but I have

nothing to

say to her.

But she has some things

she needs to say to you.

It's important.


Oliver, what is it?

Maybe you should

pull over.

No, I don't

need to pull over.

Just tell me.

God damn it, Oliver!

Just spit it out!


Mom's getting out.

"And that's

when I knew



Come on. We worked

too hard on this.

Come on. You can do it.

"How I had done you wrong.

"If I could eventfully...

"If I...

"If I could


"tell you

I'm sorry,

i would, but

"i can't anymore.

"And I have to...

I have to

live with that."

Thank you,


It's courageous...

To admit

when we're


It's not a weakness.

Lola, you

ready to read

your letter?

You don't have it.

You say

that you

love Oliver.

Then prove it.

What kind of example

are you gonna

set for him?

That you face

your fears?

Or that you

run away

from them?

You ready to read?

There you go.

Is that good?

Yeah. Perfect.

Hi, mom.

Mmm, hi.

Oli bear.


I'm glad you came.

Uh, I have

something to

tell you.

What is it?

I got

my beautician's



really cool!

And maybe when i

get out of here,

I can give

you a haircut?

Yeah. Be better

than a black eye.


Yeah, will you, uh,

do me a favor, oli,

and give me

and your brother

a minute alone?

It's okay.

When are they

releasing you?

The 15th.

You mean in two days?

You've gotta

be kidding me.

Maybe if you came

to visit me,

you wouldn't have

been left in the dark.

Okay, that's

a load of shit.

You're free now.

You don't gotta worry

about him anymore

or me.

Wh... what are

you thinking,

that I'm just

gonna give

him to you?


I'm taking him.

Bo's helping

me set up

a place in town.

He's my brother,

and I'm the one

that raised him.

I know.

I'm the one

that taught him.

I know!

I was the one that was

there for him

every single day

when he came home

from school crying

because kids kicked

the shit out of him.

Him asking me

what a "junkie"

and a "whore" was.

After all that,

you just want

to take him

away from me?

I don't want

to fight you.

Great. Don't.

You're lucky

i don't tell him

what you really are.


How long

do you think

it'll take

for you

to end up

back here?


Two years?


Not even close.

No, no, no.

I'll give you a week.


He's my son!

What happened

in there?

You bastard.

You knew

and didn't

say anything.

I reckon she

finally told you.

Yeah, why didn't you tell me?

Instead of

letting me get

blindsided like that?

What am i

supposed to do?

You know

i don't like getting

in the middle of it.

But you are

in the middle.

Look, I care for

you boys like

you're my own.

Okay? But these things,

your mother...

I mean,

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Rajiv Shah

Rajiv "Raj" Shah, (born March 9, 1973) is the President of the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a former American government official, physician and health economist who served as the 16th Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2010–2015. more…

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