‘The Sweet East’ Trailer: Talia Ryder, Jacob Elordi, And Ayo Edibiri Take An Absurdist Road Trip Through America

It’s tough to complain about a film that boasts Talia Ryder, Jacob Elordi, Ayo Edibiri, and Simon Rex in the cast. And audiences who saw Sean Price Williams’ The Sweet East at its Cannes world premiere definitely didn’t, with the film earning strong reviews right out of the gate. And now this absurdist road trip movie is coming to theaters next month.

Here’s the official synopsis: THE SWEET EAST is a picaresque journey through the cities and woods of the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Lillian, a high school senior from South Carolina, gets her first glimpse of the wider world on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Separated from her schoolmates, she embarks on a fractured road trip in search of America. Along the way, she falls in with a variety of strange factions, each living out their own alternative realities in our present day.

How hot is that cast right now? Ryder can be seen right now in Dumb Money, while Elordi is all over the place in both Priscilla and Emerald Fennell’s upcoming thriller Saltburn. Edibiri recently starred in the comedy Bottoms, and of course fans love her from The Bear.

Also in the cast are Earl Cave, Jeremy O. Harris, Rish Shah, and Gibby Haynes.

Williams is a renowned cinematographer known for his work with Alex Ross Perry, who is aboard as an exec-producer. The film marks Williams’ directorial debut.

The Sweet East opens in theaters on December 1st.

Travis Hopson
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