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The Odd Way Home

1 h 27 min201316+
The oddest couple takes an unforgettable journey through the American Southwest, finding happiness in the unlikeliest of places and seeing in each other what no one else has seen before.
Rajeev Nirmalakhandan
Rumer WillisChris MarquetteBrendan Sexton III
ComedyDramaYoung Adult Audience
English [CC]
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Veronica CartwrightBruce Altman
Patrick NelsonPeter Touche
Sandia Media, Slant Productions
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4.5 out of 5 stars

42 global ratings

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  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
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anonymousReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Alone I can do nothing. Relationship is about what we can do together: relationship with God, with any thing in life.
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Alone I can do nothing.
Relationship is about what we can do together. This film is touching, after the brutal first opening, thankfully its not that violent later: just fast forward through the violence which was could have been not so overdone. The acting of Rumer and Chris is touching, sincere, and very poignant--the human condition is here--two people looking for purpose, meaning, and direction, despite a difficult past perhaps. The scenery is really good, the music is really good, the violence is not, but the film is one of the characters walking her way out of darkness and both work to find resolution. I found the lack of sex and romance refreshing and realistic to real life demands and needs, at a deeper level of people, where physical, sexual attraction and sexuality is not even close to being as important as destiny, and what we are here to do together: in relationship with each other, in relationship with the planet and the Human Family at this time in history and great waves of change. Namaste.
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MBRReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very good story
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Not for everyone. Warning: the first scenes depict violence between Maya and her druggie boyfriend - unnecessarily harsh. I very much enjoyed this movie. Atmospheric, lovely scenery and well acted. Rumer Willis is great. Good production values - unlike some of these Prime movies that look like they were shot with a handheld camera! My issues were with plot and character development: many relationships are unexplained, or partially explained, so there is much unresolved. The viewer is really left to figure out a lot of gap, or not! The ending is similar, beautiful, but vague. Still, I'd recommend it!
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W. LangReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
how kindness can help fix broken lives
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Great chemistry between the actors. A story of how kindness can help fix broken lives and strengthen character in a world quick to judge based on appearances. Luckily, the first violent scenes don’t set the tone of the movie, instead showing how dark a life can be when too many wrong turns are taken and then how some correct turns can improve life.
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Debra MReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Life gives one unlikely companions.
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I agree the piece could of had more of an ending, but then where would the fun be in the imagination? I like the ending, she has resolved her demons and he has a new life to live, with a vibrant girl that has a kind heart. The adventure is just beginning. For most even if they have no Autism, change is scary. For the Autistic some constants are imperative. With Rumer's character being the constant, and her accepting the need, He has, she sees that he needs to be there for him. That that story line keeps the future open, and with his difference of composure, she does not have to worry about a guy that will take advantage of her. To fill the need to finish other story lines, I did not mind the dangling, they were historys that was only needed for the two main characters to have to bring closure to the present story.
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Ange LaDixonReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rumer Has It
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Chris and Rumer were heartbreaking in this movie. Just watch it.
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Differently DrivenReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A different way to see life
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The life of an Autistic is different for each one. The odd way home shows how much one person can touch the life of someone else. How seeing someone else's deficits overshadows your temporary setbacks in daily life. How sometimes feelings are more than we can bear and how not having them at the forefront of your mind might be better than having them right on your sleeve. How someone can so profoundly change the way you think without even trying.
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L. LawsonReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Focus on someone else and chnage your life! Great character study!
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This movie reminds me alot of "Loveship Hateship" as its based on the truth that caring for another human, when you think no one in the world cares, can change your life for the better. When we take the focus off our own life and focus on another person in need , there is a shift that improves both ! Great story that is sad, tragic, hopeful and ultimately a feel good movie as it evolves.
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STEPHANIE V THOMPSONReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great story!
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I loved the movie. Chris Marquette was wonderful...I just wanted to hug him! Rumer Willis also played her part very well. I'd love to watch it again, but unfortunately, I only rented it. I gave it a 4 instead of 5 because I was a little disappointed with the ending. There wasn't any closure for me, and I wanted to see what else happened...what was their next adventure? I would definitely watch a sequel...
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