Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

The summer before college, Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on nightly quests to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.

  • Released: 2022-05-06
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Stars: Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth, Andie MacDowell, Laura Kariuki, Dermot Mulroney, Genevieve Hannelius, Samia Finnerty, Paul Karmiryan, Marcus Scribner, Ricardo Hurtado, Sara Elizabeth Ezzell, Clayton Frank, Kelsey Rose Healey, Anna Stadler
  • Director: Sofia Alvarez
  • phd_travel - 27 December 2022
    Unappealing looking movie
    Visually this YA romance movie isn't appealing. The lead actor and actress are not suited to lead actor and actress of a YA movie. Both have rather ungainly features more suited to the best friends not the romantic leads. So it was hard to root for them. The dark lighting didn't help. The location scenery is not very picturesque either.

    And what about the grown ups. Andie and Dylan ought to have dyed their grey hair and put on some makeup to look at least the best they could for their age. Instead they looked wizened and scruffy. They were both so attractive when younger and should still look OK. In this movie they look scary. Like a horror movie.

    The story is mundane. Nice that she gets along with her step mother. Interesting character for screen which is her father is such a MCP. Kate Bosworth plays a tense new mom coping with a useless husband. She acted so stressed out but couldn't she just get some help for a short break. They were obviously not struggling financially.

    Not worth watching.
  • LA_Musicworks - 1 July 2022
    A decent summer popcorn movie
    A decent summer popcorn movie - overall it was pretty well done, just a bit predictable but that goes with the genre. We found the music to be substandard in some spots, and even distracting at points. It's not an earth shattering monumental film - just consider it to be a light easy-going filler kind of movie.
  • burgerman93 - 5 June 2022
    I expected more
    The first 50 minutes had a strong start (when seeing the self-discovery in this sheltered protagonist), but sort of seemed pretentious and a lot of the dialogue delivery became awkward and monotonic. In many scenes it's almost like you're watching these actors audition for their role rather than seeing them take ownership in the character they're playing.

    The notion of a high school graduate becoming a different version of herself during a summer break is a great idea for a film. It's a shame that the cast had no chemistry. The only believable chemistry perhaps was between Eli and Abe.