Free Ride

Free Ride

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Set in 1970s South Florida, Anna Paquin (TV's True Blood) stars as a single mother caught up in the drug smuggling business while trying to make a better life for her two daughters. Based on writer/director Shana Betz's own memoirs, produced by Paquin and her True Blood co-star and husband Stephen Moyer. More

Desperate to escape her abusive boyfriend, Christina (Paquin) moves cross-country to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is introduced to the dangerous world of high-stakes drug smuggling by her friend Sandy (The Soprano's Drea de Matteo). She quickly learns that dealing drugs, at the height of South Florida's smuggling heyday, has its price.

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2013Rating: M, Drug use and offensive language.86 minsUSA
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Free Ride | Reviews

14%7 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Laid-back '70s period piece... waffles between professed admiration for a woman willing to risk anything for her kids and tacit disapproval of her chosen lifestyle.

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Time Out

Time Out

The soulful up-and-comer crafts a far more perilous tale, one of a teenage caretaker getting a crash course in growing up too fast, too soon.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An unsettling vision of a demimonde whose inhabitants live with the reality that there may be no tomorrow.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film's generosity toward Christina's decision-making is, however true to life, dramatically unsatisfying.

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Free Ride | Release Details

Free Ride is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Academy On Demand.