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 Björkman. Intrigued? 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.