Night Ride Home

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  • PG
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.4  (286)

Night Ride Home is a 1999 drama film that takes an emotional journey through the life of a woman named Alex McGregor, played by Rebecca De Mornay. Alex is a gifted sculptor whose life has become complicated over the years due to her past traumas and a recent divorce from her husband. These events have left her feeling lonely and isolated. However, everything changes when she gets a call from her aged mother, played by Ellen Burstyn, informing her that her father is dying.

Alex takes the opportunity to travel across the country to visit her parents at their old farmhouse in Maine. But little does she know, that her journey back home would start a series of memories and flashbacks. Throughout the movie, she recalls her past and the moments that led up to the present. She experiences the importance of family, love, and companionship as she makes her way back home to see her dad for the last time.

On the way, Alex stops by a small town in Colorado where she meets a ruggedly handsome horse trainer, played by Keith Carradine. The two quickly hit it off, and they both find comfort in each other’s company. They embark on a romantic journey that helps Alex recreate the positive emotions she has been missing from life. Their chemistry is palpable and relatable.

Night Ride Home is a film that explores themes such as loss, love, family, and self-discovery. The performances of the actors are exceptional, and the movie is directed with care, providing the audience with an emotional masterpiece. The extraordinary cast brings their characters to life, creating a story that is both sincere and genuine.

Rebecca De Mornay's portrayal of Alex is full of depth and sincerity. She captures the nuance of the character, and her emotions are palpable throughout the film. The love story between Alex and Keith Carradine's character, Elijah, is not only aesthetically beautiful but emotionally resonant. Ellen Burstyn's role as Alex’s mother adds another layer of emotionality to the film, bringing her own flaws and grief to the table. Burstyn's performance is impactful, breaking the hearts of the audience with her vulnerability.

The pacing of the movie is intentionally leisurely, allowing its characters and story the time to create a profound impact. Some may find the pace slow, but it is absolutely intentional and necessary for the film's aesthetics. The beautiful landscapes of Colorado and Main add a poetic beauty to the movie that compliments the emotional impact of its story.

In conclusion, Night Ride Home is a beautiful and emotional journey of self-discovery that is absolutely worth experiencing. The riveting performances from the three leads combined with the stunning landscapes and beautiful score make it an unforgettable cinematic experience. It's an emotional roller coaster that shows how love, family, and self-reflection can make a difference in one's life. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who appreciates thought-provoking and poignant films.

Night Ride Home is a 1999 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    1 hr 38 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (286)