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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mom gets her groove back in charming, not-too-edgy drama.

Movie R 2015 93 minutes
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Hunt's family dramedy is surprisingly sweet, if occasionally a little sour. As a helicopter mom dealing with empty nest syndrome, Hunt's stubborn, smart Jackie is difficult to relate to or even like, but that's what makes her evolution so charming. Even though audiences will absolutely see Jackie's hook up with Ian as inevitable from the moment she first sees him, their romance is light and humorous, without any angst.

Instead, the angst is reserved for Jackie's relationship with Angelo, who's a bit too whiny at times to be lovable -- but what can you expect from a kid who tells his mom about his sex life and calls her by her first name? Despite the unorthodox closeness between mother and son, Ride isn't just about parents and kids; it's about the value of work/life balance and knowing the difference between the two. And there's also a great lesson about being involved in your child's life without smothering them with the weight of parental expectations. Bottom line? There's more to this quiet little movie than meets the eye.

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