‘Press Play’ Trailer: Love And A Good Mixtape Conquers All In Sci-Fi Romance From ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Team

The mixtape is essentially a musical time capsule, capturing a moment in time that we hope to relive again and again. In the new film Press Play, that idea gets expanded on subtantially as a mixtape becomes the means for a couple to be reunited after one’s unexpected passing.

Starring Clara Rugaard (I Am Mother) and Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick), the film centers on Laura and Harrison, whose love for one another is matched only by their love of music. When a tragic accident ends in Harrison’s death, Laura discovers that the mixtape they shared actually transports her back in time to when they first listened to it together. She becomes determined to save Harrison’s life. However, Danny Glover’s character thinks this is a terrible idea to disrupt the universe’s plan. Sounds like some Final Destination shit.

If this all sounds like something The Fault In Our Stars-type stuff, well it’s funny you’d think so. The film has a story by its director, Josh Boone, and is directed by its visual effects editor, Greg BjörkmanIntrigued? I am.

Press Play opens in theaters and digital on June 24th.

Laura (Rugaard) and Harrison (Pullman) have the picture-perfect romance built on the foundation of a shared love of music. After a deadly accident, Laura is given the chance to save the love of her life when she discovers that their mixtape can transport her back in time. Featuring a moving soundtrack with songs by Japanese Breakfast, Father John Misty, Dayglow and more, Press Play reminds you that love can always be replayed.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.