Don’t Fight the Tide. Run It.
Best known as Twilight’s hunky werewolf, Taylor Lautner stretches his acting muscles in Run the Tide, an indie road drama about a bitter young man who is so desperate to protect his 10-year-old half-brother (Nico Christou) from their junkie mother (Constance Zimmer) that he keep takes off with him for the California coast when she gets released from a six-year spell in prison. Now clean, she wants a second chance at family life, but he remains unforgiving. It’s a melodramatic story, and the script and direction are a tad flat, but the cast’s committed performances keep us engaged.
Certificate 12. Runtime 93 mins. Director Soham Mehta
Run the Tide available on DVD & Digital from Signature Entertainment.