The Road Within
The Road within - review
4.5 stars

Starring: Robert Sheehan, Robert Patrick, Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz

Directed: Gren Wells

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Run Time: 102 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

English Subtitles: English

Distributor: Will Go USA


Vincent (Robert Sheehan), a young man with Tourette’s Syndrome, just lost his mom. As his symptoms get worse, his dad (Robert Patrick), a frustrated politician, sends him to a behavioral clinic run by an unconventional doctor (Kyra Sedgwick). But Vincent made his mom a promise, and with the help of a rebellious anorexic (Zoë Kravitz) and his withdrawn OCD roommate (Dev Patel), the three embark on a life-changing race to the sea that includes car theft, shoplifting, fights, self-discovery, and maybe finding a new way to live. – Will Go USA



Audio Language: English
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good with Clear dialogue and no distortions. Overall its pretty good.

Rating:4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is just like the Sound Quality as in how good it is. Its sharp and the colors pop. Can’t complain, but it’s not 5 star sharpness, its close.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: June 18, 2014 (USA) (Los Angeles Film Festival)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: July 7, 2015 (USA)


  • Interviews with cast and Director
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer
  • Music Video


My Thoughts

The Road Within Is a Great film that deals with mental Health and the struggles that the characters in this movie go through. It’s not dark and not deeply serious, it’s some what light with some comedy aspects that is used in a good way. What I liked about the film is not only the acting and the actors who Ive seen in other films and enjoyed, but how each person plays of each other and at times each persons illness creates a domino effect with each other.

The film runs with three main actors who meet in a place where they are being treated, doesn’t start this way and I wont give any main details on plot. Robert Sheehan plays a guy with Tourette’s syndrome, Zoe Kravits plays a woman with anorexia and my main man Dev Patel who plays a guy with OCD and a Germaphobe. I loved all three actors and I can’t forget about Robert Patrick who plays Robert’s dad who is impressed by his son. Every one did a great job here. Also if you buy this film don’t forget to see the Interviews in the extra’s where each actor breaks down their character.

The Story has everything, it has adventure, compassion, heart, sadness, joy, and some funny moments. Also want to throw out that it also has some nudity. I really liked the story as I went through different emotions throughout the film, even a trickle of a tear. Hey! Ninjas sometimes cry, it burns but we do it too.

Overall The film is great. Awesome acting, great story and it dives into mental illnesses and how those who have certain ticks, issues or mental obstacles get through and or battle / give in to or try to hide it what they are dealt with and how they move on from it and live with it and and so many and’s.

With that said I give this film a 4.5 out of 5. If you don’t go buy it, at least rent it. It’s a good watch and worth the viewing even though Robert Patrick doesn’t turn into liquid metal.


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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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