Taylor Lautner

The dreary ‘Run the Tide’ is no place for likable Taylor Lautner

The dreary ‘Run the Tide’ is no place for likable Taylor Lautner

Still struggling to find his place in a post-“Twilight” universe, likable Taylor Lautner tries a family drama on for size, but the bland, incessantly mopey “Run the Tide” will make you pine for his pouty Jacob the werewolf days.

Lautner plays Rey, a quietly resentful gas station employee who has had to care for his younger half-brother, Oliver (newcomer Nico Christou), in a desert trailer park while their drug addict mother (Constance Zimmer) serves a six-year prison term.

Just before her release, Rey plans an escape route of a road trip to Santa Cruz with his little bro in tow in search of a fresh start, but just like the rest of his broken family,...

49°