Vincent will Meer (Vincent Wants to Sea)
Vincent will Meer (Vincent Wants to Sea) (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 24, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"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.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

What's missing is any of the real-life messiness that might have lifted this material from its creatively tic-ridden confines.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Explores serious themes - some quite dark - with a lightness of touch, providing well observed and genuine humour, sometimes through pain

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is a bright, broad, silly, harmless movie whose sweetness is a means to an end: "Escape From Sesame Street.''

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

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.

Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

I was constantly surprised by this often hilarious, affecting film whose performances match the depth of emotion achieved,

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Predictability gives way to touching drama.

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Paul Brunick
New York Times

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.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...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.

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