The first trailer and poster for Stop and Go arrives offering a look at the COVID-19 pandemic-set road trip dramedy from Mallory Everton and Whitney Call. Co-written by the Studio C alums and co-directed by Everton and Stephen Meek, the film revolves around sisters Blake and Jamie as they’re forced to break quarantine to journey across country to rescue their grandmother and her beloved dog from her nursing home after cases begin pouring in from the home and beat their sister there after she embarks on a cruise with potentially infected passengers. Alongside Everton and Call, the cast for the film includes Julia Jolley and Anne Sward Hansen.
Following its debut at the 2021 South by Southwest Film Festival, NEON and Bleecker Street’s joint venture DECAL has unveiled the first trailer for Stop and Go. The video offers a deeper look at the hilarity that ensues from the sisters’ journey and their encounters with reckless and sketchy characters in a time in which it’s hard to trust such people. Check out the funny trailer below:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many filmmakers have sought to find a way to build stories around the global catastrophe to keep the creative juices flowing. The results have ranged from acclaimed projects such as Bo Burnham’s Inside to the critically derided thriller Songbird, but all signs are pointing towards Stop and Go landing on the former side of the spectrum. Taking a more humorous and lighthearted approach to the subject and infusing it with the same comedy stylings of Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart and Natalie Morales‘ Plan B, the dramedy looks to bring plenty of cathartic fun to those who have felt eager to break out during the past year.
Early reviews for Stop and Go have proven similarly promising, with the film currently sitting at an 83 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and drawing positive connections to Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar and celebrating its levity for its subject material. With any luck, the film will go down as another classic in the road trip genre and one of the best to be set during the pandemic. Only time will tell when the film arrives in theaters and on digital platforms on October 1.