Vincent Wants to Sea

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1 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Detractors of, say, Wong Kar-wai like to argue that his floridly romantic dialogue gets a pass from viewers who'd balk if it was spoken in their native tongue. But if Vincent Wants to Sea proves nothing else, it's that a moronically quirky take on mental illness is no more palatable when it's subtitled. After his mother's death, the Teutonic, Tourettic Vincent (Fitz) is institutionalized by his politician dad. He promptly hooks up with his OCD roommate (Allmayer) and an anorexic love interest (Herfurth), and the trio hits the road. Hugging, learning and the sort of emotional-misfit epiphanies that made It's Kind of a Funny Story so cloying ensue.

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