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.