‘The Short History Of The Long Road’ Trailer: Sabrina Carpenter Finds Her Way In Coming Of Age Drama

It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey. That seems to be Sabrina Carpenter’s (Disney’s Girl Meets World) mentality in the new trailer for The Short History of the Long Road. She plays Nola, a girl living with her father in an RV traveling around the US doing odd jobs. When that dynamic suddenly changes and she winds up alone, Nola finds herself working for a mechanic. As she adjusts to her new normal, she finds herself living instead of surviving.

Full of vast landscapes, small towns, and a cute RV, The Short History of The Long Road is sure to be a touching coming of age film. And so far critics and festival audiences agree. The film debuted last year at the Tribeca Film Festival where it received a special jury mention for best screenplay.

This is not the first time the Disney actress has stepped outside the brand. She had supporting roles in both The Hate You Give and Netflix’s Tall Girl in and outside. This is her first project with writer and director Ani Simon-Kennedy, who has previously worked on Midnight in Paris and What’s the Story, Morning Glory. Leading the supporting cast is action star Danny Trejo, known for his Machete films. This is an exciting week for Trejo, who last week received a loving musical homage on SNL.

The Short History of the Long Road is available for download on June 12th. You can watch the trailer below.

Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.