‘Along For The Ride’ Trailer: Young Lovers Share A Nocturnal Romance In Netflix’s Latest YA Drama

Playwright and screenwriter Sofia Alvarez is building a nice, comfortable place for herself at Netflix in their YA rom-com wing. After writing their wildly popular adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and co-writing its sequel, To All The Boys: P.S. I Love You, Alvarez is back and behind the director’s chair with Along for the Ride, and it’s definitely right in her wheelhouse.

Relative newcomers Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli star in the film about two young lovers sharing a nocturnal romance in the last summer before college.

Joining the young cast are screen veterans Kate Bosworth, Dermot Mulroney, and Andie MacDowell. Laura Kaiuki, Marcus Scribner, Genevieve Hannelius, Samia Finnerty, Ricardo Hurtado, and Paul Karmiyran co-star.

Along for the Ride hits Netflix on April 22nd.

It’s Auden’s last summer before college, and she’s spending it in picturesque Colby Beach. While other teens party in the sun, loner Auden spends her time roaming the streets after everyone else is asleep. Everything changes when she meets Eli, a charming and mysterious fellow insomniac. On their nightly adventures, Eli challenges Auden to a quest to live out all her childhood dreams. Their connection pushes them to confront why they’ve been content living life in the shadows as they begin to show each other how to live life to the fullest.


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