Vincent Wants to Sea!
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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 Vincent and his friends threaten to drive each other crazy. --(c)Corinth

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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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."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"What's missing is any of the real-life messiness that might have lifted this material from its creatively tic-ridden confines."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Explores serious themes - some quite dark - with a lightness of touch, providing well observed and genuine humour, sometimes through pain"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
""Vincent" takes us to an interesting place, but getting there is a slog."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"It's wacky because they're different."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"This is a bright, broad, silly, harmless movie whose sweetness is a means to an end: "Escape From Sesame Street.''"
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"I was constantly surprised by this often hilarious, affecting film whose performances match the depth of emotion achieved,"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Against all reason we find ourselves caring, first about Vincent, then about the vulnerable Marie."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Whether classed as a drama, a comedy, or a road movie, Vincent Wants to Sea is a perennially favorite Hollywood tale."
‑ Les Wright,
"Predictability gives way to touching drama."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Paul Brunick, New York Times
"...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."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"Huettner makes it a romantic as well as romantic comedy by positioning the characters against an awe-inspiring landscape."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix
"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."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
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