Never Rarely Sometimes Always Trailer

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Gets First Look with Devastating Trailer

Taking a page from our depressing reality, writer-director Eliza Hittman's latest film is Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Hittman specializes in films where a young person enters a dangerous world they're not prepared for. This was true of both It Felt Like Love and Beach Rats, and this looks no different.

Sidney Flanigan makes her film debut as Autumn, a pregnant teen in rural Pennsylvania in need of an abortion. Talia Ryder, also a newcomer, plays her best friend Skylar. The two embark on a perilous journey to New York City, which has the closest facility. This looks like it will be an absolutely heartbreaking movie, so be sure to pack some tissues. That great song in the trailer is "Seventeen" by singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, who also has a part in the film.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is getting a limited release on March 13.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.