The Road Within

Synopsis: The Road Within is about Vincent, a young man suffering from Tourette Syndrome. His mother dies so his estranged father, Robert, is forced to step in. However, Robert's running for political office and doesn't want his son on the campaign trail - so Robert puts Vincent in a clinic that's run by the unconventional Dr. Mia Rose. Once there, Vincent falls in love with an anorexic woman named Marie. Together, they steal Dr. Rose's car, and end up having to kidnap his OCD roommate, Alex, when he threatens to tell on them. With Robert and Dr. Rose in hot pursuit, Vincent, Marie and Alex go on a life changing road trip to deliver the ashes of his mother to the ocean.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Gren Wells
Production: Well Go USA
  8 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
31
Rotten Tomatoes:
35%
R
Year:
2014
100 min
Website
57 Views

Praise be to the God,

and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of compassion

and the God of all comforts,

who comforts us

through all our afflictions

so that we can comfort those

in any afflictions...

We come together today

to say farewell...

Shut up, fucking pedophile.

She did her best to be there

for all those in her life.

Her son, her family. Her friends.

Sometimes this meant forgetting

about her own...

Cunt-licking fucking faggot!

You dye your hairy pubes ginger.

F*ck, f*ck!

F*ck-ing... Fucking cunt fucking faggot!

Cunt.

- Are you packed?

- Hey, Dad? This picture?

- Where were you guys?

- California.

- Where in California?

- Why does it matter?

Mom wanted you to take her there again.

She was laughin'.

Yeah.

Will you... move back in?

F*ck... fucking cunt.

With Monica?

We're going to sell the house.

Why is this packed?

- Because I was going to take her.

- Where?

- The ocean.

- You can't be serious.

Well, you weren't here.

Cunt. Yes, so the two of us

were going to go.

- The two of you, the dynamic duo.

- I took care of her!

You held her hand

while she drank herself to death.

You... go f*ck...

F*ck, fucking cu...

I'm not as... helpless as you think.

You want to go to the ocean?

You can't even get to 7-11.

F*ck you.

- Be packed and ready to go in 20 minutes.

- I am not going into a hospital.

It's not a hospital.

It's an experimental treatment center.

Your campaign balloons! Get that one.

- Let it go. Free advertisement.

- There.

We'll see you at Christmas, okay?

Call you later.

Okay.

Tourette's isn't something you can cure.

But with behavioral exercises,

you can learn to manage it.

It's great, it's great.

Ain't that great, Vincent?

Mr. Rhodes, do you mind if I have

a little chat with Vincent?

No, not at all.

Alone.

All right.

Mind if I... sit?

Would you like to ask me anything?

Nope.

Okay, I got some questions.

- Your mother was your primary...

- Look, you said you can help me.

So what can you do?

What kind of drugs have you tried?

Amy Winehouse sucks my cock.

Everything. Everything.

Nothing has worked.

Cunt. Cunt.

What would you do if you

could better control your tics?

- It's never really mattered.

- Matters now.

I don't know. A lot.

Anything more concrete?

Graduate from...

high school.

Maybe go to college.

Then let's try this.

Okay?

Christmas.

Yeah.

I think it's best for you to have

a roommate. Not to be alone.

At first, anyway.

Oh, I forgot. Do you have a cell phone?

No. Yes, I do! No, I don't.

Okay, don't get one.

It's against the rules.

Anyway. Your roommate's name is Alex.

He's a wonderful young man.

He's come to us from very far away.

Because, like you,

he just wants to get better.

- Alex?

- No.

I didn't say you could come in.

Take your shoes off! Take them off.

I have to start all over again now.

These are my inside shoes.

I promise you there's no germs on them.

What about his? His shoes are befouled.

Well, a perfect opportunity

for a behavioral exercise.

I don't want to do

a behavioral exercise!

I want him and his filthy feet

out of here.

In one of these exercises,

I operate as if there's nothing wrong

so that Alex can see

that there isn't anything wrong.

Alex? This is Vincent.

He's gonna be your roommate for awhile.

- Hi.

- Absolutely not.

If you need me for anything,

you just come find me, okay?

I don't want a roommate.

Just get settled in,

and if nothing else comes up for today,

I will see you bright and early

tomorrow morning at group.

You too.

It's... classical?

It's Bach.

It's nice.

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Florian David Fitz

Florian David Fitz (born 20 November 1974) is a German actor, screenwriter and film director. He has appeared in more than thirty films since 2000. more…

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