Netflix has released an impressive array of teen dramas over the years, but few have fared as well with audiences as the To All The Boys I Loved Before trilogy, adapted from Jenny Han’s books by screenwriter Sofia Alvarez.
So hopes will be high that Alvarez’s upcoming directorial debut will prove equally successful, with the filmmaker once again turning to a best-selling romance novel for inspiration.
Along for the Ride is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Sarah Dessen and follows the unlikely bond that forms between an introverted teenager and a mysterious stranger she meets the summer before starting college.
Read on for everything you need to know, including who’s in the cast and when the movie will hit Netflix.
Along for the Ride release date
There’s not long to wait for the film’s debut – it’s expected to hit Netflix on Friday, May 6, 2022.
With the cast of Ride
The film’s cast is led by two relative unknowns – with Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli taking on the lead roles of Auden and Eli respectively.
Pasarow has previously appeared in the comedy-drama film Am I OK?, which debuted at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, as well as three episodes of the Showtime series Super Pumped.
Meanwhile, Cameli played the lead role of Jamie Spano in the reboot of Saved by the Bell and appeared in the films The Husband and Most Guys are Losers.
They are joined in the cast by a number of big names, including Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, The I-Land), Dermot Mulroney (Shameless, My Best Friend’s Wedding) and Andie McDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Maid).
Ride along the plot
The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Dessen and follows events after Auden meets a fellow insomniac the summer before she starts college.
Instantly, the pair begin embarking on a number of nighttime excursions that give Auden a taste of the carefree teenage life she never knew she wanted as she embarks on a journey. of self-discovery.
The official synopsis provided by Netflix reads: “It’s Auden’s last summer before college and she’s spending it at scenic Colby Beach. While other teenagers party in the sun, the lonely Auden spends her time wandering the streets after everyone is asleep.
“Everything changes when she meets Eli, a charming and mysterious insomniac. During their nighttime adventures, Eli challenges Auden on a quest to fulfill all her childhood dreams. Their connection leaves them wondering why they ever settled for live life in the shadows as they begin to show each other how to live life to the full.”
Trailer Along the way
You can check out a trailer for the film below – which sees Auden recount her life as a loner before teasing her introduction to Eli. You can check it below.
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