Along for the Ride: Here are all the latest updates on Netflix’s next rom-com

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Netflix is pumping the rom-com genre and is also crawling deep into the teen movies space. From To All the Boys and Kissing Booth sequels to the recently released Through My Window, the genre is standing tall. Which also reminds us of Tall Girl which is another feather to the hat and is all set for it’s sequel. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before has further two sequels To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever. Both of them are based on the YA books series by Jenny Han and have built quite a huge fanbase.

Netflix is now coming up with its next big YA rom-com Along for the Ride and you will know everything about the upcoming film here.

Along for the Ride Release Date

The film is all set to release on Netflix on April 22, 2022.

Is Along for the Ride based on a novel?

The upcoming film is based on a young adult novel by Sarah Dessen who has written 15 books in the same genre and many of them are highlighted by American Library Association (ALA) as Best Fiction for Young Adults selections. Also in 2017, Dessen received the Margaret A. Edwards Award. The author was honored as a “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.”


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Along for the Ride Cast

Netflix announced the casting of the film which will include many newcomers too. You will see Kate Bosworth, Andie MacDowell, and Dermot Mulroney. You will see Emma Pasarow as Auden, Belmont Cameli as Eli, Kate Bosworth as Heidi, Laura Kariuki as Maggie, Andie MacDowell as Victoria, Dermot Mulroney as Robert, Genevieve Hannelius as Leah, Samia Finnerty as Esther, Paul Karmiyran as Adam, Marcus Scribner as Wallace and Ricardo Hurtado as Jake.

Along for the Ride Plot

Along For The Ride

Not many details are revealed by the production house. The only confirmed fact out yet is that the upcoming film is novel-based. The book and the movie both focus on Auden West who is a teenager and is suffering from insomnia. .

The Netflix logline for the upcoming film says, “While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.”

On Dessen’s official website she expressed the time when she got pregnant and her daughter was born, “I wrote Lock and Key while I was pregnant, and edited it in the last few months before my daughter was born, writing and editing is never that easy for me, and when you factor in the hormones and all the other fun stuff that comes along with carrying a baby, it was quite a wild ride. Suffice to say, I was more than ready to take a big, long break from writing to focus on being a mom. Or so I thought.” Dessen expressed.

She also revealed the inspiration behind Along for The Ride, “About three months after she was born, though, this idea started to come to me, bubbling up in my sleep-deprived mind, I was up at all hours, feeding the baby, trying to sleep or trying to stay awake, and it got me thinking about the night, and how it can seem so long or so short, depending on what you have waiting for you in the morning. I’d look out my window at three or four a.m.—times I was never coherent before motherhood—see a light on in the distance, and wonder who else was up, and why.” She further added, “There was a whole other world at night, one I’d been completely unaware of, and it made me start thinking about the people who chose to live in it, and how they found themselves there. That’s where Auden’s story began.”

If you have been looking for a trailer, there’s a piece of bad news. No trailer is released for the upcoming film Along for the ride.