Vincent Wants to Sea! (2011)
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Vincent suffers from Tourette's Syndrome and, after his mother's death, is institutionalized by his father. He ultimately escapes with two fellow patients -- an anorexic named Marie and the obsessive-compulsive Alexander. His mission is simple. He wants to bury his mother's ashes in the seas off Italy, as was her dying wish. But to get there he and his friends steal their doctor's car. If caught, it could all be quite an embarassment for Vincent's politician father. But the real problem is that
Jun 24, 2011 Limited
Apr 10, 2012
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"Vincent Wants to Sea" never deviates from the predictable bonding-through-misadventure script, and it has little to teach us about the nature and treatment of the traveler's respective maladies.
This is a bright, broad, silly, harmless movie whose sweetness is a means to an end: "Escape From Sesame Street.''
What's missing is any of the real-life messiness that might have lifted this material from its creatively tic-ridden confines.
Like a lot of recent foreign and independent films, "Vincent Wants to Sea" tends to thrash around while its creators try to locate a finale that's neither obvious nor unrealistic.
The principal characters can be reduced to a handful of tics, and the entire story line is immaculately devoid of incidental detail. It's like sitting in a padded cell for about 90 minutes.
Explores serious themes - some quite dark - with a lightness of touch, providing well observed and genuine humour, sometimes through pain
I was constantly surprised by this often hilarious, affecting film whose performances match the depth of emotion achieved,
...if most of what happens is fairly predictable there are still enough surprises, and sincerity, to make this modest film directed by Ralf Huettner worth your time.
"Vincent" takes us to an interesting place, but getting there is a slog.
Against all reason we find ourselves caring, first about Vincent, then about the vulnerable Marie.
Huettner makes it a romantic as well as romantic comedy by positioning the characters against an awe-inspiring landscape.
Whether classed as a drama, a comedy, or a road movie, Vincent Wants to Sea is a perennially favorite Hollywood tale.
Charming, involving rom-com road pic from Germany about three youthful escapees who flee an oppressive mental institution and the adults who are hardly blameless.
Its optimistic straightforwardness takes us cleanly through all of its characters' messy and detoured lives.
Three inmates drive over the cuckoo's nest in this high-spirited comedy-drama.
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