Ride the Eagle

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"Change is in the air."
  • 2021
  • 6.3  (3,960)
  • 54

Ride the Eagle is a heartwarming tale of family, love and redemption that follows the story of Leif, played by Jake Johnson. Leif is a struggling musician and stoner who's life is abruptly changed when he receives a posthumous letter from his estranged mother Honey, played by Susan Sarandon. The letter contains a final request from his mother asking Leif to complete a list of tasks that will ultimately lead him to discover the truth about himself and his mother.

The tasks are a series of challenges, each tied to Honey's past experiences and memories. Leif is given a week to complete these tasks and must follow Honey's list in order to inherit her cabin in the woods, where she spent most of her time.

The story follows Leif as he reluctantly embarks on his journey to complete the tasks. Throughout his journey, Leif is forced to confront his past, his estranged relationship with his mother, and his own sense of identity. The tasks on the list give him a new perspective on his mother and her life, forcing him to confront feelings of grief, regret, and unresolved issues.

As Leif travels from place to place, he meets a variety of people, including Emma, his ex-girlfriend, played by D'Arcy Carden. Emma joins Leif on his adventure, which brings up old feelings and unfinished business between them.

The film is beautifully shot and features stunning outdoor locations. The natural landscapes, from the snow-capped mountains to the serene lakes, provide a backdrop to the emotional journey that Leif goes through.

Jake Johnson delivers a sensitive and nuanced performance as Leif, whose complex personality is revealed through the course of the movie. Susan Sarandon gives a poignant performance as Honey, despite only appearing in the movie through pre-recorded video messages.

D'Arcy Carden brings a sense of humor to the role of Emma, adding a lighthearted touch to the otherwise emotional storyline.

Overall, Ride the Eagle is a heartwarming story of a son's journey to reconnect with his mother and ultimately himself. It's a beautifully crafted film that's both reflective and engaging, and will leave viewers feeling uplifted and inspired.

Ride the Eagle is a 2021 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 54.

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