Along for the Ride is an upcoming American drama film that is written and directed by Sofia Alvarez, who is making her directorial debut with this film. Sofia is best known for writing the screenplay for the acclaimed teen romantic comedy “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and its sequel “To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You.”
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Dessen published in 2009 by “Viking Children’s Books”. It is funded by Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman under the Screen Arcade banner. The technical team includes Luca Del Puppo and Justin Chan for cinematography and editing respectively. The film has music from the American musical group Beach House.
Along the Ride OTT release date
The release date of this dramatic film is finally known. It is now finalized that the film will skip theatrical release and instead be released via direct to OTT streaming on the main streaming platform Netflix on May 6, 2022. It was supposed to be released on April 22, 2022 but for some reason, didn’t go as planned and now the movie has a new air date. So save the date and enjoy this cutest love story.
Summer plans may change, but this summer love is forever. 💙☀️ ALONG FOR THE RIDE will debut on Netflix on May 6th! pic.twitter.com/4daTedKYfn
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) April 6, 2022
Filming for the film began on April 22, 2021 in Carolina Beach North Carolina, USA and also plans to film in Wilmington, Kure Beach and Oak Island as well, filming continued through early June.
Along the Ride Star Cast
- Emma Pasarow has been confirmed to play the novel’s protagonist, Auden
- Belmont Cameli reportedly stars as Eli, Auden’s love interest
- Kate Bosworth stars as Heidi, she also appeared in the Netflix sci-fi series ‘The I-Land’
- Laura Kariuki as Maggie
- Andie MacDowell as Victoria
- Dermot Mulroney as Robert
- Geneviève Hannelius as Léa
- Samia Finnerty as Esther
- Paul Karmiyran as Adam
- Marcus Scribner as Wallace
- Ricardo Hurtado as Jake
Plot of the film
The film’s story revolves around a future student Auden, who is enjoying her last summer before taking classes at Defriese University on a scholarship. After some thought, she decides to join her father in scenic Colby Beach, however, she has different plans besides partying in the sun with other teenagers.
Things begin to change for Auden when she meets an enigmatic insomniac named Eli. The two start dating on night outs, avoiding almost everyone, on those nights both set out to fulfill Auden’s childhood dreams and make her childhood. Eli helps Auden live the fun, carefree teenage life she never imagined she wanted.
On the way to the trailer
Netflix released the trailer for this most anticipated teen drama on March 24, 2022. The nearly 3-minute trailer shows the journey of two teenagers Auden and Eli, mysteriously meet, then embark on a quest night to help Auden live the fun and a life she never new she wanted.
Watch the trailer here: