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Review: Despite good performances, L.A.-set neo-noir ‘Ride’ never gets anywhere

Unfortunately, that’s about all there is to “Ride,” a well-acted film with decent dialogue but not much heft. In the short running time, James first picks up and flirts with a woman named Jessica (Bella Thorne), then moves on to the motor-mouthed Bruno (Will Brill), who cheerily encourages him to go find Jessica again. Once she’s back in the picture, Bruno pulls out a gun, and the evening gets weird.