Drive-Away Dolls is the next-generation road trip comedy film that the Gen Zs crave for, full of queer drama, raunchy jokes, and a suitcase brimming with adventure.
Drive-Away Dolls is the ultimate holiday film for the Valentine fortnight next year, marking the solo directorial debut of Ethan Coen. He had been part of the iconic Coen brothers, with Joel Coen (who returned last year with his solo film The Tragedy of Macbeth) until they broke up. Co-produced and co-written with wife Tricia Cooke, Ethan Coen chose to create a refreshing action comedy full of eccentric, LGBTQ+ characters, dark humor, and a road trip to Tallahassee with a mysterious briefcase.
The film will be released theatrically on February 23, 2024, just in time for couples to catch a break from the cliché releases. The original date had been September 22, 2023, but it got postponed due to the then-ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. The trailer for the film was dropped in June 2023.
Drive-Away Dolls features a stellar cast comprising Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan as protagonists Jamie and Marian, while Beanie Feldstein plays the character of Suki, along with Colman Domingo, Joey Slotnick, Bill Camp, Pedro Pascal, and Matt Damon.
The film’s official synopsis reads, “Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way. Directed by Ethan Coen.”
In Harper Bazaar’s October 2023 cover story, actress Margaret Qualley shared what it feels like to receive scripts like Drive-Away Dolls where the roles are not stereotypical anymore, “The roles are more diverse. I’m getting less scripts about girlfriends and wives than actresses of my mom’s generation did.” It is known that she is the daughter of famous actress-model Andie MacDowell.