“Drive-Away Dolls” Gets Snappy New Trailer

After it was delayed by the strikes, it would be easy for Drive-Away Dolls to get lost in the shuffle. Thankfully, Focus Features have dropped a new trailer focusing on some famous faces that will pop up in the movie.

The latest crime caper from Ethan Coen stars Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan as two friends whose road trip goes awry when they discover a mysterious case in the trunk. Of course, this is one of those things that every person wants to get their hands on, from shady senators to ruthless (but stupid) assassins. So yes, this sounds very much like a Coen Brothers movie, even if it's only from one of them.

This new trailer is pretty short, and shows a lot of Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal. But I would be very surprised if they're actually onscreen for a long time in the film itself. Check it out below, but be forewarned the stinger contains a pretty big spoiler.

Drive-Away Dolls opens in theaters February 23.


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.