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Helen Hunt stoked to script, direct and star in feature film 'Ride'




Actress Helen Hunt arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Actress Helen Hunt arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
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Opening in theaters May 1st, the movie "Ride" features Helen Hunt as a high-strung, high-powered mom trying to keep a handle on her whip smart son as he abandons college aspirations for the surfing and ease of California living.

While the movie showcases the sun-dappled beauty and carefree lifestyles of SoCal beaches, the heavy themes of loss and surrender add weight to the dramedy. This is the second feature film helmed by Hunt as writer, producer, director and lead. The Academy Award winning actress is best known for her roles in "As Good as it Gets," "The Sessions," and her long-running television series "Mad About You."

What inspired her to pen a script about helicopter parenting and letting go?

Guest:

Helen Hunt, Filmmaker and star of "Ride;" Oscar winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role "As Good as it Gets" (1997); Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress in "The Sessions" (2012)