Run the Tide | Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner stretches his acting muscles

Run the Tide Taylor Lautner as Reymund Hightower
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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.

Jason Best

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.