Along for the Ride
Along for the Ride ★½ 2000 (R)
Seriously disturbed Lulu (Griffith) checks herself out of the mental hospital and informs old boyfriend Ben (Swayze) that when she was a teen, she gave birth to their son and put him up for adoption. Somehow she manages to persuade him on a cross-country journey to Wisconsin to meet the now-teenaged kid. Naturally, this idea doesn't sit that well with Ben's wife Claire (Miller) who decides to put a stop to the nonsense. Goopy sentiment. 99m/C VHS, DVD . Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Penelope Ann Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Richard Schiff, Annie Corley, Lee Garlington, Michael J. Pollard, Steven Bauer; D: John Kaye; W: John Kaye; C: Dion Beebe; M: Serge Colbert.