In addition to writing and directing Ride, Helen Hunt stars in this comedy about a high-power literary editor and over-protective NYC mother who secretly follows her son (Brenton Thwaites, from The Giver) to LA when he drops out of college to surf. With the help of a sympathetic limo driver (David Zayas) and a sexy surf instructor (Luke Wilson), she embarks on a her own journey of self-discovery. Helen Hunt won the Best Actress Oscar for As Good As It Gets (1997), and has appeared in such films as The Sessions, What Women Want, Cast Away, Twister, The Waterdance and Dr. T. and the Women. On television, she was was part of the St. Elsewhere cast, and earned fame in the 1990s as the star of Mad About You, for which she won 3 Emmy awards. Her previous feature as a director was Then She Found Me (2007).
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