Watch the trailer for teen summer adventure ‘Never Goin’ Back’
A story filled with dicks drawn on faces, foul mouths, bong rips, and showing up to work high, Never Goin’ Back is the debut feature length film written and directed by Augustine Frizzell. Starring Maia Mitchell (After the Dark) and Camila Morrone (Death Wish), the two play best friends named Angela and Jessie who want nothing more than to escape their reality of minimum wage waitressing at a low-end diner and instead enjoy themselves at Galveston beach.
Set in Dallas, the film follows Angela and Jessie’s wild and hilarious adventure as they attempt to make some money for the trip to the beach. As the two navigate through life, they find themselves acting out their innermost desires by partying and acting irrationally, struggling to grow up and better themselves as individuals by taking up responsibility.
Like all A24 films that have come along in recent years, the cinematography is colorful and beautiful, capturing the streets of Dallas in a way that’s never been seen before. With vibes of endless summer ecstasy, the soundtrack also perfectly complements the film and adds a touch of youthful excitement and nostalgia. Fans of A24 films would immediately notice the similarities of Never Goin’ Back to movies such as Lady Bird, The Florida Project, and Spring Breakers.
Furthermore, the performances from Maia and Camila are heartfelt and feel authentic. The relatable and rather mundane lead characters help to connect the viewers to the them.