Along for the Ride Release Date: Will There Be More Netflix Movies Based on Sarah Dessen’s Novels?

Netflix has released a lot of teen dramas over the years, but few have done as well as the To All the Boys I Loved Before trilogy, which was written by Sofia Alvarez and based on Jenny Han's books.

Alvarez's upcoming directorial debut should be just as successful because the filmmaker has used a best-selling romance novel again as a source of inspiration, as he did with his first film.

Along for the Ride is based on the 2009 book of the same name by Sarah Dessen. It tells the story of an introverted teen and a mysterious stranger she meets the summer before she starts college.

Will There Be More Netflix Movies Based on Sarah Dessen's Novels?

Because they're adapting more than one Sarah Dessen book, we're happy that Along for the Ride looks like it won't be the only one. Most likely, they'll be adapting it for a laptop or cell phone screen.

According to the author's website, Netflix has bought her book, The Truth About Forever, which is about love. There are no more details about how the streaming company plans to use her other young-adult novels, This Lullaby and Once and For All, but they've been bought by them.

Find some of Sarah Dessen's 14 books and tell your friends that you read them before Netflix made them cool and popular.

When Is Along for the Ride Coming Out?

If you look at the Port City Daily website in the city where the movie was made, it says that filming started in late April of 2021, and it will be done by December. Since then, many of the stars have talked about how excited they are for the movie to come out.

In a YouTube reaction video on Netflix's Film Club channel, the two leads, Emma and Belmont, talked about how much they loved the trailer. There's not long to go before the movie comes out. It will be on Netflix on Friday, May 6th, 2022.

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What Is Along for the Ride About the Plot?

The movie is based on a book by Sarah Dessen called “The Insomniac.” It tells the story of how Auden meets a fellow insomniac the summer before she starts college.

The two start going on nighttime adventures together, giving Auden a taste of the carefree teen life she didn't know she wanted as she starts to figure out who she is.

Along for the Ride Release Date

“It's Auden's last summer before going to college, and she's spending it in the beautiful Colby Beach.” After everyone else goes to bed, Auden spends her time walking the streets. Other teenagers are having fun in the sun.

It all changes when she meets Eli, a charming and mysterious fellow insomniac who is also very charming and mysterious. At night, Eli wants Auden to live out all of her childhood dreams. It pushes them to think about why they've been content to live life in the shadows as they start to show each other how to live life to the fullest.”

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What Is Along for the Ride About the Cast?

Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli are two people who aren't well known. They play Auden and Eli in the movie. This isn't the first time Pasarow has been in a movie or TV show. He has also been in the comedy-drama film Am I OK?, which was shown at the Sundance Festival in 2022.

During the Saved by the Bell reboot, Cameli played Jamie Spano. He has also been in the movies The Husband and Most Guys are Losers.

They are joined in the cast by a lot of big names, like Kate Bosworth, Dermot Mulroney, and Andie McDowell, who has been in a lot of movies and TV shows (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Maid).

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Along for the Ride Trailer

You can see a trailer for the movie below. In it, Auden talks about her life as a loner before teasing her meeting with Eli. Check it out below.